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    Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Mike Huckabee will not run for president, and as a former candidate for public office I fully understand what he is doing. He feels he has a better chance to make a difference doing what he is dong.


    I applaud his decision and the reasons .

    Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid - FoxNews.com
    Mike Huckabee said Saturday there would be no sequel to his surprisingly strong 2008 White House bid, in which he won the Iowa Republican caucus and finished second in the primaries to Sen. John McCain.

    "All the factors say go, but my heart says no," Huckabee, who was considered the GOP frontrunner in several national polls, said on his Fox News Channel show.

    Before his announcement Saturday night, Huckabee

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Mike Huckabee will not run for president, and as a former candidate for public office I fully understand what he is doing. He feels he has a better chance to make a difference doing what he is dong.


    I applaud his decision and the reasons .
    good move, he was a joke of a candidate who only hurt his party by running



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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    I must say, I'm happy about it. Gives my guy Cain a better chance.(I think) Although, curious who Huckabee supporters will migrate to.
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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    good move, he was a joke of a candidate who only hurt his party by running
    I don't see him as a joke but more that he recognized the reality of the political situation. Herman Cain has a better chance because he's black and more intelligent than Obama on the issues

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I must say, I'm happy about it. Gives my guy Cain a better chance.(I think) Although, curious who Huckabee supporters will migrate to.
    that becomes the question. the politicrat belief is "santorum", but santorum isn't well enough known to have them naturally flow there. I would say they are up for grabs, and that the removal of Huckabee from the contest will decrease the extent to which the primary will be about social values.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    You wonder why, the Rep Party ain't worth a bucket of skim piss

    Hopefully the GOP takes the time to un-**** themselves and actually become conservative again, and start listening to us on the issues we want fixed IE: border control, tax reform etc...

    GOP has nobody to blame but themselves; they ignored the base, became fiscally irresponsible, and grew the government. And they wonder why the base became pissed...

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I must say, I'm happy about it. Gives my guy Cain a better chance.(I think) Although, curious who Huckabee supporters will migrate to.
    T-Paw I guess
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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    I can see Herman Cain beating the pans off of Obama because of his business acumen that Obams can never live up to.

    We need to look at the reality of the facts.

    Obama has been promoted as being brilliant when all of his decisions show the opposite .

    Mr. Cain is a real American who has fought his way to be a great person with experience in Business and and as person involved in the Federal Reserve. He knows the system, Obama knows nothing about anything.

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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I must say, I'm happy about it. Gives my guy Cain a better chance.(I think) Although, curious who Huckabee supporters will migrate to.
    Who Benefits If Huckabee Doesn’t Run?

    ...Here’s how this is going to work. I’m going to list six characteristics of Mike Huckabee, each one of which has some salience as to the sorts of voters that he’s liable to appeal to. We’ll then see which of the other Republican contenders share this characteristic in common with him. The more like Mr. Huckabee the other candidates are, the more they’ll benefit if he chooses not to run ...

    1. Mike Huckabee is a social conservative. Although Mr. Huckabee does not always wear his social conservatism on his sleeve, his credentials are not really in question. How many other Republican candidates does this describe? I don’t think I’d get any debate on Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, or Herman Cain. Tim Pawlenty gets a point in this category — he’s more socially conservative than people realize. Newt Gingrich may be considered hypocritical because of his multiple marriages — but his positions are down-the-line social conservative, so he gets a point. Mitch Daniels, like Mr. Pawlenty, is more conservative on social issues that he’s usually given credit for — but he’s also called for a “truce” on them; we’ll give Mr. Daniels half a point....

    2. Mike Huckabee is an evangelical Protestant. It’s important to distinguish this characteristic from the previous one. Rick Santorum may be extremely socially conservative — but he’s Roman Catholic, and not an evangelical Protestant — and to some religious voters, that makes a difference. The candidates who, as best as I can tell, would consider themselves to be evangelical Protestants are as follows: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Mitch Daniels, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul and Tim Pawlenty. They score a point in this category.

    3. Mike Huckabee is a Southerner. This is true of surprisingly few other candidates, given the dominant role the South often plays in shaping the G.O.P.’s electoral coalition. The exceptions are Mr. Cain, Mr. Gingrich, and Mr. Paul.

    4. Mike Huckabee is an outsider. This characteristic may be a little harder to define than the others — but that doesn’t make it any less important. In a primary field, candidates often work to differentiate themselves as much by whether they operate from inside or outside the party establishment as by their policy positions. To score this category, we’ll give half a point to every candidate who is not a member of what I call the “Fairfax Five”, which are the candidates who are most lauded by Republican elites in and around Washington, D.C. ...

    5. Mike Huckabee runs strongly in Iowa. He won the caucuses in 2008 and leads in almost all polls of it now. If Mr. Huckabee does not run, the candidate who runs a clear second place in the Iowa polls — Mr. Romney — would benefit, possibly opening up the door for him to sweep both Iowa and New Hampshire. Mr. Romney scores a full point. After that, the field in Iowa looks pretty muddy. But I think we can give half a point to the three Midwesterners in the race, who are Ms. Bachmann, Mr. Pawlenty, and Mr. Daniels,...

    If we add up the points across all six categories, the clubhouse leader, with 4.5 points, is Herman Cain of Georgia, the radio talk show host and entrepreneur who is beginning to get more attention lately. He’s the most Huckabee-like of the other Republican candidates. Closely behind him, with 4 points each, are Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Michele Bachmann. Mr. Pawlenty, Mr. Santorum and (somewhat to my surprise) Mr. Paul also score reasonably well...
    the guy who immediately benefits the most is Romney - though, as the not-Romney crowd no longer has anyone to unite them. Currently Romney is sitting on a plurality.

    So..... now we need another consusus candidate. Someone with a history of experience in bringing conservative ideas to government and making them work, who is socially conservative with some achievements in that regard, but who is also very strong on fiscal matters, and has some solid performance to point to there as well, as that is where the 2012 election will naturally center....
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    Re: Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I can see Herman Cain beating the pans off of Obama because of his business acumen that Obams can never live up to.

    We need to look at the reality of the facts.

    Obama has been promoted as being brilliant when all of his decisions show the opposite .

    Mr. Cain is a real American who has fought his way to be a great person with experience in Business and and as person involved in the Federal Reserve. He knows the system, Obama knows nothing about anything.
    I like the man and his views but don't think he will receive the nomination. I thing Gingrich or Jeb Bush would receive more support from conservative voters. Just my

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