All Posts Tagged With: "Mike Huckabee"

The Aftermath, and the Wuss

It’s been a busy day in politics…

John Edwards has apparently been paying attention to our suggestions. He has decided to drop out of the race leaving no endorsement (yet).  Any bets on who that helps?

Rudy Giuliani also has departed, providing an endorsement to John McCain. Nice.  Most people seem to agree that McCain is not as conservative as Romney, just like the Easter Bunny isn’t as real as Santa Claus (most people can at least say they’ve had a conversation with Santa, not with the Bunny).  Hucklebee is apparently the only one waiting for an official invitation to leave (Ron Paul hasn’t spent all his money yet, so we may be stuck with him longer than Nader).

Speaking of Ralph Nader, it …


Ed Morrissey’s Choice – Mitt

I see that Ed Morrissey at Captain’s Quarters has made a decision on who to support in the Minnesota Caucus on February 5.  His choice is Mitt Romney.  Clearly, Mitt is carrying a stronger conservative message than either John McCain or Mike Huckabee (or Rudy, in my opinion), and Ed has the same frustration that a lot of us do: no solid conservative candidate.  And although I haven’t decided myself yet (Mitt still has issues that I need to weigh), I’m glad that Ed is taking a position.  We all need to.  Soon.

Hat Tip to memeorandum.…


Huck Chucks His Integrity?

To a group in Myrtle Beach, did Mike Huckabee really say:

“You don’t want people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag,” Huckabee told an audience in Myrtle Beach. “If somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell ’em what to do with the pole.”

?????

No, he could not have, could he? I’m reading this on just about every major news site… I’m flumaxed.  All of the back and forth I’m reading is about this being a racist comment, which is certainly not a big stretch, but I’ve got a bigger problem with the statement.  This is a patently offensive statement (due to the obvious unspoken innuendo) in any …


Open Thread for South Carolina Primary and Nevada Caucus

We will be posting comments here throughout the day today. I’ll be out off-line for a few hours, but will be back. Please feel free to leave comments here throughout today regarding the polling.

11:00 AM ET: Today is a big day. Sister Toldjah notes that the weather in South Carolina is wintry and may keep voting numbers down and that Ron Paul is getting as desperate as Kucinich has been by asking, at the last minute, for the Nevada Caucus to be delayed due to “inconsistencies”.

2:00 PM ET: Apparently based on exit polling only, NBC has declared Mitt Romney the winner in the Nevada Caucus. Ron Paul, who was the only Republican to do any serious advertising in Nevada, was second, …


Stop The Craziness! South Carolina and Nevada, Help Us!

It seems that just when you think Mike Huckabee is seeing the light (or at least figuring out how to pretend he has), we get this…

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There’s some good comments in the midst of this interview, but there’s two real issues here:

1) Huck’s comments (actually from a speech the night before) make it sound like he thinks the Constitution needs to align with the Christian Bible. Although I don’t disagree that would be nice, it’s not a reasonable way to think about the meaning and purpose of the Constitution.

2) Huck’s comments in the interview with John Roberts just inflames the issue because he doesn’t answer the question about whether the Constitution is a secular document, and then goes on to say the …


Huck Chucks Smoking Ban

According a story at The Hill, Mike Huckabee has switched his position on smoking rules from Federal to State control.  Interestingly enough, Jeffrey Young at The Hill states that this is not only a change in position, but inconsistent with his record as Governor of Arkansas where he signed such legislation into law… I don’t see how that’s inconsistent with his record since he signed it into state law and that’s the level of control he’s now supporting.

The kind of law he signed in Arkansas seems like reasonable law since it is intended to protect the rights of others in enclosed areas.  In thinking about smoking bans (I am a former smoker)  I think we have to be careful not to try take …


Could this be true?

From a Washington Times story:

Mr. Huckabee, who won last week’s Republican Iowa caucuses, promised Minuteman Project founder James Gilchrist that he would force a test case to the Supreme Court to challenge birthright citizenship, and would push Congress to pass a 28th Amendment to the Constitution to remove any doubt.

This is a bit bizaar!  Huckabee has been accused of being too liberal and soft on immigration and this comes along… I’ve got to believe this is a trial balloon to see how people react… a poor man’s poll.  I have not seen any confirmation yet from his campaign that he truly supports dropping birthright citizenship for illegal aliens, but the day is still young.

Personally, I’m against constitutional amendments unless they’re absolutely necessary.  …


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