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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

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    He pulled off the same collective-bargaining-rights coup that Walker spent a month suffering for in a single day.
    Wrong. The one in IN isn't as bad as the one in WI, since WI took away rights. IN's is only a right to work bill, which even liberals can agree with assuming the language was changed that forced unions to represent non-union members in a dispute.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Palins' role at this point is to endorse the leading NotRomney on his way to victory in the Republican primary, and then to rally the base during the general as a cheerleader - she will also perform well in her self-assigned (and successful) job as an attention-gainer and kingmaker for several down-ticket Republican insurgents in Democratic incumbencies. I sincerely doubt she will run, but if she does, then yes, she will probably pick up much of the Huckabee crowd; though not nearly all of them.

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    The fact that she has became a king maker in the republican party shows how sad the republican party as a whole is.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Wrong. The one in IN isn't as bad as the one in WI, since WI took away rights. IN's is only a right to work bill, which even liberals can agree with assuming the language was changed that forced unions to represent non-union members in a dispute.
    Wisconsin took away collective bargaining in some areas. So did Indiana.

    NPR: In 2005 on his first day in office, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed an order ending collective bargaining with public employee unions. He said it freed him to turn over some state jobs to private contractors.

    let's just say that I don't see that move playing particularly badly among conservatives, which was what the original claim I was responding to was about.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

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    Wisconsin took away collective bargaining in some areas. So did Indiana.

    NPR: In 2005 on his first day in office, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed an order ending collective bargaining with public employee unions. He said it freed him to turn over some state jobs to private contractors.

    let's just say that I don't see that move playing particularly badly among conservatives, which was what the original claim I was responding to was about.
    He backed down from the right to work law. Thats what would have played badly.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    a little nuts, or definitely willing to weather the fire. Romney and Huckabee, I think, benefit mostly from name-recognition; an advantage that is sure to fade with time and attention on the race.
    Thought, Sarah Plain also has great recognition in the political scene however her support plunged when she got that recognition. So I think being electable does have some more things attached to them like for example don't do stupid **** on air lol.


    I know this is a Nytime article on the subject but I'd also post a Us nations polling area.

    2012 Presidential Election Polls Polls -

    RealClearPolitics - Election 2012 - 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination

    From the real clear politics site, its looks like most of the contenders for the republicans might not be enough to jump start the base enough to win this time around. I mean cough from the looks of thing Obama will win his second term thought this is if the Gop can get a good contender to win both the moderates and Independents.


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    and you as well - thank you kindly.
    Your welcome! Cpwill

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    Palin cannot be a cheerleader if the cute short outfit no longer flatters her and the stands are virtually empty. And that is what has been happening to her more and more with each passing week. She went big for the money and dived in head first like Scrooge McDuck in his money bin. But her 15 minutes is fading and fading fast unless she makes herself relevant again in a big way. The only way for her to do that is run for president.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    The problem is conservatives don't like his resume.
    What, specifically don't they like?

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    He backed down from the right to work law. Thats what would have played badly.
    he did that in order to get his education-voucher reform passed. I'm thinking he still comes out on top.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    From the real clear politics site, its looks like most of the contenders for the republicans might not be enough to jump start the base enough to win this time around. I mean cough from the looks of thing Obama will win his second term thought this is if the Gop can get a good contender to win both the moderates and Independents.
    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......

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