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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:14 PM
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I think it's gonna be Huckabee
and I've long thought he's the strongest candidate they could nominate.

Rudy's a dead-end. Romney's an empty suit.

I think they'll pick Huckabee, and he will be formidable. We'll beat him, but it's gonna be a fight.
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BlueStater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:17 PM
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1. Him or Romney
I just can't see them nominating Ghouliani as their candidate. I just can't see it.

McCain and Ol' Man Fred aren't going anywhere.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:19 PM
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3. agreed
McCain's time has passed, and Thompson is just floundering.

I agree that Romney is more likely than any of the others, besides Huckabee.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:44 PM
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41. I think they'll probably be the final 2.
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:19 PM
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2. I agree....
....but it could also be a big blood bath and then McCain could win by default.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:20 PM
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4. The fundies will love him...n/t
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FreeStateDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:02 AM
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73. He was speaking on campus at Liberty U yesterday w/ Falwell jr suspending classes.
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:20 PM
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5. I agree because he will get the fundies behind him who control the GOP primaries.
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rudy23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:20 PM
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6. I thought that the first time I saw him on Colbert
I thought "How is this guy not insanely popular with the Republicans?" He's everything they used to love before they started kinda waking up to the fact that neocons do things a little differently. And he does more than pay lip service to their religious base--he IS their religious base.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:27 PM
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16. Yeah
I saw that episode and thought the same thing. He's a right-wing fundy, but he plays well with the public. He's very formidable, as a candidate.

I'd prefer they nominate Rudy, though.
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ProgressiveFool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 11:43 AM
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94. If I'm not mistaken, didn't he commit to selecting Colbert as his running mate if he got the nom?
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 11:43 AM by ProgressiveFool
at the time, Huckabee was considered about as likely to win as Ron Paul.
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Narkos Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:21 PM
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7. He's too crazy!
He's another fundamentlist loon...the Rethuglicans are just too damn cynical to nominate someone like him. I'm still thinking Rudy
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:01 AM
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81. But I don't think he is a criminal like the others are.
All of the Republicans that are in the Administration and that support the Administration are criminals and only fake the Christianity stuff. Huckabee is a real Christian and is not a part of the criminality of the rest of the Republicans..He very well could get the nomination because of that yet I really don't think America is ready to go down the fundamentalist road just yet..
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:56 AM
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92. Naw, he's slick.
Slick like Clinton. And pious-sounding like Carter.

He will not be easy to beat. I hope like hell they don't have the good sense to nominate him, and stick with Ghouliani or Romney instead.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:22 PM
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8. I don't know about that, but I do think he is winning this debate.
Thus far, no one has laid a glove on the guy.

If they did pick Huckabee, it would be a more civil debate. There'd be fewer dirty tricks.

I'm not convinced, yet, that he's a shoe-in. It could happen, but it is still an uphill climb.

And as the field narrows, the oddball stuff, like the "Man Walked the Earth With Dino and Fred Flintstone" crap will come out. That's not helpful.
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Seen the light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:22 PM
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9. Hate to say I told you so...
But I thought Huckabee was going to win the GOP nomination before thinking that was cool. :)

The Christian fundamentalist base was torn between him and Brownback. Without Brownback, it's Huckabee all the way for them.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:26 PM
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11. yep!
They're not gonna go for Rudy or Mitt, that's for sure.

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Seen the light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:27 PM
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15. I predict Huckabee will be leading in Iowa outright in the next poll
It's going to be something to see it too.
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:41 PM
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39. huckabee was by far the most skilled debater tonite
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:22 PM
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10. That Bet, Sir, Is Looking Better And Better
I do expect him to take the Iowa Republican caucuses, and with Paul becoming the story out of New Hampshire, things could get very interesting by Valentines....
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:26 PM
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12. I'm afraid you're right
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 08:34 PM by JerseygirlCT
And it's been my fear for a long time, too.

He's a slick one, Huckabee. Seems so much like just folks. Unless you actually LISTEN to anything he says. Which consists of a lot of crazy. Sprinkled with just the right (for them) dose of authoritarian.

{{{{Shudder}}}}}


edited to fix my terrible typo - how embarrassing!!
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:30 PM
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18. yup!
I've long thought he was the best candidate they could nominate (not best as in good, but the one most likely to win in the GE).

Rudy and Mitt are taking each other down - not that they ever really had that much base support in the first place. Thompson is going nowhere. McCain can't cut it anymore. That leaves the Huckster.
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:44 PM
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42. huckleberry is the only one they have who can win....
he would almost certainly beat hillary. i am not so sure he could beat anyone else. However, huckleberry would do better than the rest of that mottley crew
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:05 AM
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66. Hillary would clean his clock
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:01 AM
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72. You'd better pray awfully hard, because I think it would be the reverse. (NT)
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 06:01 AM by Tesha
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:27 PM
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13. The corporatists won't let him get elected
If he winds up with the nomination look for Bloomberg to jump in as a third party candidate and siphon moderate votes away from him especially if Clinton is the Democratic candidate. I honestly believe the corporate repubs would prefer her to huckelberry.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:43 PM
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28. Yes Bush Lite is preferable to Rush or Oral Heavy
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 08:44 PM by saigon68
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:07 PM
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34. I think you have it, tularetom. The deep pockets won't put up with
Huck's populist streak, so Diebold will go against him. He might send all that juicy Iraq $$ to the POOR or something.

Yes, they would prefer Hillary.


If he gets the nomination, he will be the Republican's Gene McCarthy.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:27 PM
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14. I have to agree. n/t
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:30 PM
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17. I like Mike !
I really am an Independent....if not Edwards, it may be Mike.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:32 PM
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20. I think of all the Republican candidates,
he's the most personable.

But I wouldn't go so far as to say i like him.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:31 PM
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19. He is cleaning their clocks tonight. Mittens looks like a huffy little
prep school boy tonight.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:32 PM
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21. Romney's the HUGE loser tonight
he's getting his clock cleaned on immigration, abortion, and just general appearance.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:43 PM
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40. And it's his own fault, to a large extent. HE WOULDN'T ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.
He skirted every single tough question. I just kept thinking, "how wimpy. That's not what you want in a President."
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:34 PM
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22. I've said it repeatedly
He's perfect for what's happening in the Republican party ( criminality & corruption) and the neo cons need to slither off w/ the money....for now. :evilfrown:
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:38 PM
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23. hucklebee the jesuz freek!!!
great...zippy the pinhead could wax that yahooo!!
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:46 PM
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43. yup...but hillary would have great difficulty
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:39 PM
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24. Someone needs to do a cartoon of Huckabee...
...with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other ~ apparently that's how he sees Americans.
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:41 PM
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25. I've always believed it as well. Him or Romney.
(Against Obama they will run). :)
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BestCenter Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:42 PM
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26. Don't discount him so quickly
If Clinton is nominated, he may end up leading the moderate-to-conservative working class/lower middle class vote. Times are a'changing in both parties.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/11/24/55537/214
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:43 PM
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27. Yes
that's why I think he'd be the most formidable candidate for them to nominate. I hope they don't, though.
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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:47 PM
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29. Problem is, business wing of the party HATES him
He didn't govern as a "fiscal conservative," and he's made moderate-sounding noises on economic issues for years.

He also has no national organization and negligible support among the GOP establishment.

If he wins Iowa (quite possible), it'll be a royal mess. Giuliani's not gonna get the nod, but Huckabee might not either. And if Huckabee wins Iowa, Romney's knocked out probably. So then who? McCain? Thompson? I think the possibility (though still very slight) is there for a brokered convention.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:52 PM
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30. I think
brokered conventions are a thing of the past.

Somebody will win outright - I think it'll be Huckabee, maybe Romney.

McCain is probably the best man running, but it seems his time has passed. Thompson is going nowhere, rightfully.

It is an interesting race, though.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:06 PM
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33. He was a minister, then a governor
Talk about NO experience. The monied interests will NOT let this man win. It'll be Romney, they're taking Giuliani down as we speak.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:56 PM
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31. What is the stupidest choice Americans ever made?
Thank you! I'll take "Momentous Mistakes" again for $500, Alex.....
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:03 PM
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32. already lived through it
in 1980.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:10 PM
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35. Doesn't even sound right..Pres HUCKABEE?
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:30 AM
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86. One can almost hear "Dueling Banjos" in the background.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:16 PM
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95. LOL!
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:12 PM
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36. Whoever it is will be the loser.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 09:43 PM by Lint Head
:dem:
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pa28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:23 PM
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37. The audience loved him.
Although most of his ideas are what we would call "batsh!t crazy" he is the only one of the candidates that comes across as sincere.

I think Huckabee is a genuine dark horse and it will be interesting to see how the establishment Repubs try to make him go away.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:26 PM
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38. Been saying that for awhile
I think Huckabee will win Iowa. The rest are a joke. Ron Paul has some interesting ideas, but he's a bit of a loon too.
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:49 PM
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45. All huckabee needs is media attention and credibility and he will win the nom
If he wins iowa, he will get all three.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:51 PM
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46. Probably right
He "seems" like the most "honest" one of the bad apples. And he hit the right notes.
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 05:42 AM
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71. people respond more to folks they view as honest....
so if you take people who think ALL politicians are bad apples, ie independents.....they will likely go with the one perceived as the most honest. Now, who on our side fits this bill? And who has the most difficulty being viewed as honest?

Huckleberry can win. Sad, but true.
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:47 PM
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44. If it's Huckabee, Darwin will roll over in his grave n/t
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:52 PM
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47. He is a fundie loon for sure!
Rolling Stone had a scathing article on him. I think I saw it posted in AlterNews.
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RebelSansCause Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:56 PM
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48. isnt his Arkansas record terrible?
and he's a former preacher who can spew bible shit at will? and a complete fundie? who the hell will vote for this guy? he remindes me of * just without the financial backing and a lot of other shit. no way in hell this asshole wins. i thought his record as a governor was terrible. kinda like romney... (i'm talking about what ridiculous repuke primary voter wants of course)
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:25 PM
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56. Are you living in the US?
The people that elected Bush, that's who. They're organized, they're motivated, and they've got money.
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RebelSansCause Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:59 PM
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62. i live in new york city
and i dont see huckabee having the same backing from the financial institutions. i am pretty sure his campaign is pretty big on how broke they are compared to the ghoul or mittens. besides, bush was not elected during a season when his party's sitting president had fucked up everything. someone said hucky actually had the possibility to beat the dem nom. my only answer to that question is how?

(and yes i intentionally took your question literally for fun)
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:02 AM
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82. No disrespect, but that explains it. : >)
I think Huckabee will attract the Christian Right, the South and rural Americans. I have a feeling some Romney money will jump ship. (and I meant it literally)
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:15 PM
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49. Uck. I said this earlier. He would be the hardest to beat.
I think Edwards would fold like an accordion against at least half of the (R)'s, and certainly the ones that have a rats chance. As a candidate, he's thinner than parchment.

Obama is a good candidate. I'm troubled by a few things he's done and I absolutely hate his association with that anti-gay bigot. It's coming close to a deal broken, but I still believe he could pull it off if he makes changes.

Richardson is a really nice guy but not really electric enough to win the POTUS.

I'm left with Biden and Clinton. I'm absolutely O.K. with any, ANY of our (D) candidates.

What a wild ride.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:23 PM
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53. I thought Edwards head his own against Cheney
and that was the old "nice" Edwards. Edwards is a lot tougher now.
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:48 AM
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68. It would be awesome if I had any idea what you were trying to say. . .
that way I could agree with you or argue the point. As it is,you've lost me.
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iamthebandfanman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:17 PM
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50. i agree
ive spoken to atleast 2 republicans who definitely have him as their pick now that thompsons in the race
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:19 PM
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51. I often disagree with you but I think you're on track here. As push comes to shove,
the wingnut base of the GOP will toss Rudy because he's too "liberal" and Mitt because he's too nuts and McCain is too old and that leaves Gawd's own choice, Huckster.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:50 PM
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59. Yes, we often disagree
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 10:51 PM by MonkeyFunk
but I like you anyway :P

edit: stupid typo
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:21 PM
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52. I suggested him way, way back and everyone thought I was nuts.
nt
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:24 PM
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54. Biden against Hucklabee
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 10:29 PM by lamprey
Edward is out southerned, Obama's tent shrinks, Hillary loses on likability. It will take deep understanding of the process of government to keep him looking of the amateur he is. The rejoinder to scholk is common sense.
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:19 AM
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84. I like that match up.
I think Biden is our most experienced and Presidential candidate.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:25 PM
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55. The MSM talking heads love him, I have heard him described
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 10:28 PM by doc03
as likeable, funny and folksy. probably another jackass Bubba would like to have a beer with. Basically how they described Bush* we see how that come out. Just like the question ask, if Jesus was President would he favor the death penalty, he makes a joke and gets a pass on the question.
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:15 AM
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83. Tonight's debate was the first I've watched. I thought "old Huck" won hands down.
MSM isn't always wrong.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:33 AM
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89. That's my point, Old Huck, just another folksy guy
we have one of those in the White house now. I don't think the USA can survive another good old boy you would like to have a beer with.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:25 PM
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57. yup. a few days ago, i thought it would be some form of a romney/guliani ticket...
just for the sound of it, if nothing else.

now- i'm thinking huckabee/not-currently-a-candidate will be the ticket in november.

i just hope that they're dumb enough to put either newt or jeb in the 2nd slot.
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:26 PM
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58. Huckabee is a real wild card
It depends on if he gets piled on for the un-Fair Tax or if MSM tries to tell us how good of an idea it is. Will they make fun of him that he believes in creationism or will he be sold as a good moral Christian.

That said, is he doing well in NH or SC? I heard he was not.
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Jennifer C Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:22 PM
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60. Agree, about the Huckster
Huckabee has been on my radar for some time as a viable candidate for the Republicans...

But ever since the 'values voters' conference, where he completely won them over, I've thought it will definitely be him who gets the nom, without a doubt.

He certainly portrays himself as "nice" and this could be a real problem.
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:27 PM
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61. He's the "I'd like to have a beer with him!" candidate. And the southerners and bible freaks will
swallow that hook line and sinker.

"Oh look! He's so nice as he tells those pesky gay people to go to hell!"
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:01 AM
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63. "President Huckabee" hmmm..... has a nice ring to it!
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 12:01 AM by Iris
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 11:02 AM
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93. Rhymes with Chimpanzee
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Prefer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:09 AM
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64. I wouldn't have thought that myself
He doesn't seem like really a big name player. I agree on his fundy appeal, but he's a B list name.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:35 AM
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65. it won't be, the huckster is a born vp candidate
but if it is, he will be easily beaten. Huckabee also has skeletons and he's just too religious for the fiscal conservatives/social moderates. People keep forgetting that there are a lot of them in the repuke party.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:22 AM
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67. The people in Arkansas know Huckabee as a crook. So he probably
will get their nomination..
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:52 AM
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69. Them fuckers are outright SCAREY...Andy Coopers the Best
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 03:05 AM
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70. I think he's a likely veep
for one of the other three.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:03 AM
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74. President/Reverend Poppin' Fresh.. just what the US needsUpdated at 5:52 PM
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 06:04 AM by SoCalDem
:eyes:

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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:05 AM
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75. I've thought so since the beginning.
Ghoul: His personal life makes him ineligible.

Mitt: He's a Mormon.

McCain: Possibilities, but too old.

Paul: Not an actual Republican and the machine would never line up behind him.

Tancredo: Possibilities, but pretty single-issue on immigration.

Thompson: Another actor/figurehead? Well, it could have been.

Tesha
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:09 AM
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76. He's the perfect nut for the GOP. He has been all along. n/t
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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:37 AM
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77. The Repubs would never nominate a guy whose name rhymes with "Fuckabee."
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:18 AM
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78. It's truly amazing that in the 21st century there is an individual
likely to nominated for president who doesn't believe in evolution. Maybe his campaign kickoff will be at that museum with Adam, Eve and the dinosaurs.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:24 AM
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79. At this point...
.. I agree with you.

He's got the chops, and he showed them off last night.

Ghoul's baggage is about to catch up with him. Romney is like a Republican Bill Clinton, he's just too slick - he won't play either.

It's Huckabee's to lose IMHO.
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mmarsh Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:39 AM
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80. I worry about about a Huckabee nomination...
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 07:47 AM by mmarsh
I am much more worried about Huckabee becoming President than Rudy or Mitt. The last thing we need is a another bible-thumping, gun-toting, super-conservative southern-boy yahoo as president. Its too close to what we currently have. I would much rather have a Republican like Rudy or Mitt because at least we know they have their own ideas and not be a puppet for every extremist in America. I mean Rudy might pander to the Christian right but we all know he is going to drop them like a bad habit the moment hes elected.

Huckabee on the other hand is a conservative 'true-believer', and we haven't even yet recovered from the last one. Of course I don't want ANY republican to win, but Rudy or Mitt seem like the lesser of two evils.

If Huckabee becomes the nominee, than the Democrats are going to have borrow a page from the Karl Rove playbook and portray Huckabee as the next King George W. Bush II. That should scare enough of the country away from him.

I am still a registered Republican (don't worry, I hate 95% of them) but I think I might stay GOP just to be sure that my tiny primary vote doesn't go to the god-squad.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:28 AM
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85. I still think it will be Romney.
But I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it was Huckabee.

I think we can both agree that it sure as fuck won't be Giuliani.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:43 AM
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88. I think it will be Romney as well
Particularly now with all of Rudy's new scandals popping up.

Feels like Romney is also one of the easier ones to beat, but then again I never thought ANYONE would vote for GWB so I no longer try and predict things like that. :)
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:39 AM
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90. Yep!
I don't think Giuliani has a shot at all.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:42 AM
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87. "Congratulations, Canada, on preserving your national igloo"...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bCyy7q_ylc

Comedy gold.

(and, no, I don't think he was in on the joke.)

Sid
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:51 AM
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91. just keep the dogs away from him. n/t
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Reterr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:19 PM
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96. Isn't that Romney?
I thought Romney was the one who did something awful to his dog-I forget the details.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:11 PM
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98. oh god, i forgot about the dog on the roof of the car in a cage!
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 10:18 PM by orleans
you're right. it's him too.

huckabee apparently was a boy scout counselor when a "sick" dog came into the camp. so they hung it, slit its throat and stoned it. now, isn't that motherfucking huckabee a preacher or some such crap? hope he's been praying on his fucking knees all these years for god to forgive him (what would jesus do, huck?)

on edit: frist with the cats, bush with the frogs--what the fuck is wrong with these people???

another edit: here is a link where i heard of this story in case you want to read more about it
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:33 PM
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97. Huckabee reminds me of the overly friendly
Edited on Thu Nov-29-07 08:33 PM by LibDemAlways
salesman on the used car lot - the guy who knows that what he's selling is a pile of shit, but he's betting you'll be so taken with his folksy personality, you won't notice, and he'll seal the deal.
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