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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    But he said he was Christian, so why bother questioning it anymore if religion doesn't matter to the voters? Because it does matter. Plus it was just another thing to pile on Obama about.
    Exactly: someone cares or they would not care enough to even question it. Period.
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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    I've always felt that Mike Huckabee would be an outstanding foreign diplomat, perhaps even a formidable Secretary of State.

    But he's not presidential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    If Palin gets in, Huckabee supporters will go to her. It is her natural constituency.

    Palin is between a rock and a hard place at this point in time. She is just about six months from becoming completely and totally irrelevant on any level. She must do something and do something big to keep the gravy train rolling and extend her 15 minutes of fame. The easy way to do that is to run for president. But then she has to also have an eye on the polls which say that 2/3 of the public pretty much loathes her and would not vote for her.

    Huckabee smartly realized he could not raise them money or win the election. He would have been made to look like an INHERIT THE WIND caricature in the general election and he knew it.
    she's not going to run.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I don't think voters care all that much about what religion someone is, although the media tries to make a stink about Romney being a Mormon.
    Have you ever lived in the Deep South? Frankly, I can't see many of the people (bigots) I had to deal with while living in Georgia voting for a Roman Catholic... Anti-Catholic bigotry is alive and well in the so-called Bible Belt...
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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    gosh, if only there were a highly successful conservative Republican Governor with a demonstrated ability to win moderates and independents, even when running into Obama headwinds who was interested in running......
    I would have said that Mike Huckabee might've given me a heart strings to voting for him, and I'm also would vote for Mitt Romney. Also Barb I meant to type Mitt Romney.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    fine. if you want to be silly, two can play.

    Anyone who calls for the imposition of a national standard on the states forcing them to redefine marriage to include homosexual relationships is thereby pushing the Federal Government into one of the few areas still traditionally left up to the states. they thus have no right to call themselves libertarians because any other opinion about politics, economics, proper governance, or the interaction of individuals in society is all mooted by that one - stupid - issue.
    Full Faith and Credit Clause, as well as the federal government giving special privileges to married couples makes it a federal issue. There isn't any real need for the federal government to tell states to redefine marriage, the federal government just needs to redefine its definition for marriage under the law. The Full Faith and Credit Clause supersedes a state individual right to not recognized the marriage contract of other states.

    This is a very libertarian explanation of the problem.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    it's certainly a libertarian attempt. but small government conservatives will disagree on what the proper venue is here - this seems rather solidly within state control for the states, and the Congress is of course free to define marriage for the Federal Government however it sees fit. Yay federalism .


    but your claim that anyone who disagrees with you on this one minor issue has somehow turned into a big government supporter remains ludicrous. just because you do not like something does not make it big government.


    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai
    Have you ever lived in the Deep South? Frankly, I can't see many of the people (bigots) I had to deal with while living in Georgia voting for a Roman Catholic... Anti-Catholic bigotry is alive and well in the so-called Bible Belt...
    I am from central-northern Alabama; about as Deep South as you can get. I can't say that I have ever witnessed anything like what you are describing, and as the son of a minister, I was raised pretty steeped in the religious side of that culture. When my cousin married my best friend who was catholic, i can't recall a single person even commenting on it other than to ask where they would go to church, and who would do the service.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    The reality that the GOP is facing is that the majority of the potentially strong candidates are looking at the race and seeing that it is virtually going to be impossible to defeat Obama in 2012, barring a complete economic collapse. They would rather wait until 2016 than run a losing campaign in 2012. As a result, the GOP is going to be stuck with the second tier candidates like Gingrich, Palin and Pawlenty...and the third tier candidates like Cain. Their only real shot is Romney and the base is exploding to try to keep him from getting the nomination.

    2016 will be a stronger year for the GOP....2012 is history at this point.
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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    it would be impossible for us to beat Obama if we were in a full-throated recovery. however, we aren't even producing enough jobs to keep up with the people "entering the workforce"; much less make up the ones we lost. I'm thinking that the Republican Primary might turn out to be just as tough if not a tougher contest for the Republican Nominee than the General.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    it's certainly a libertarian attempt. but small government conservatives will disagree on what the proper venue is here - this seems rather solidly within state control for the states, and the Congress is of course free to define marriage for the Federal Government however it sees fit. Yay federalism .

    but your claim that anyone who disagrees with you on this one minor issue has somehow turned into a big government supporter remains ludicrous. just because you do not like something does not make it big government.
    Its a trend. If you support the gov determining who can and who can't enter into marriage contracts, then you also tend to support legislation that follows the same lines like legislating from the bible.

    And when I say big government, I don't mean federal government. I mean government period. You can have big state government if the state purses legislation that prevents private contracts, establishes minimum wage laws, insurance mandate, etc.

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