The Committee to Stop Mike Huckabee

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Mitt Romney, eyeing a challenge to President Obama in 2012, is endorsing John McCain.

Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee is scheduling a speech in the Cayman Islands.

Huckabee will be there Friday night through Sunday morning and be back in Wisconsin Sunday evening to campaign through Tuesday when they hold their primary.

But when he returns to Wisconsin he will have $400 million worth of ads.

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  1. Dear Ignorant Hick Preacher,

    Please, please, find a way to make sure that you and McCain both lose. Can’t you call down some favors from your invisible, hick God or something?

    Love,
    Tim

  2. I just read a wonk’s plea that McCain pick…

    Condi Rice as a running mate…

    I will now set myself on fire

  3. Condi? Good God, NO!

  4. Ah come on Tim. Huck’s not so bad considering. I sure like him better than McCain. None of them are at all credible and their supposed positions on the issues are meaningless. At least Huckabee is kinda funny….
    none of it matters anyway; the country will pick a Dem in November.

  5. Perhaps the Paulite dream of a brokered convention is still possible. I get the polispam from all of them, and the last McCain one got a good laugh out of me: it showed how he only needed 23% (or something like that) of the remaining delegates while Huck needed ~120%. While they presented this as a sure fire win the first thing I thought was that Huck can easily get enough to keep McCain from a majority. I don’t know the current count but this was from Mc’s email of several days ago.

  6. none of it matters anyway; the country will pick a Dem in November.

    This seems to be the CW but what will happen with a guy like Obama who has never had a negative ad campaign run against him? What about when Bush starts issuing terror alerts during election season again? Or bin Laden releases a tape? McCain is going to play the fear card. He and the swiftboaters will play hardball.

  7. Cesar,
    Oh I’m sure there will be some excellent campaigning that will narrow the margin, but I seriously doubt the republicans have a chance at winning.

  8. Perhaps the Paulite dream of a brokered convention is still possible

    The paulite dream is to create a movement not become president.

    RP republicans did really well in maryland winning 4 of 7 primaries they entered. (of course it will still be tough to beat the dems)

    Joe Arminio, 2% in the Republican Primary in the Maryland 1st. Lost.
    Richard Matthews, unopposed in the Republican Primary in the Maryland 2nd. Won.
    Christopher Panasuk, 15% in the Republican Primary in the Maryland 3rd. Lost.
    Robert Broadus, 22% in the Republican Primary in the Maryland 4th. Lost.
    Michael Starkman, 26% in the Republican Primary in the Maryland 4th. Lost.
    Peter James, 39% in the Republican Primary in the Maryland 4th. Won.
    Collins Bailey, 44% in the Republican Primary in the Maryland 5th. Won.
    Mike Hargadon, 73% in the Republican Primary in the Maryland 7th. Won.
    Jay Roberts, 12% in the Republican Primary in the Maryland 8th. Lost.

  9. The Committee to Stop Mike Huckabee

    J sub D, a member since 2007. The only man who could get me on the Hillary Clinton bandwagon is Mike, Ignorant, Hillbily, Whack-job Preacher, Huckabee.

    Against Obama, McCain will lose. Not as bad as McGovern, more like George H.W. Bush seeking re-election.

  10. J sub D-

    I think it would be wise to see what the GOP attack machine has in store before you say that for certain. Look at what they did to Kerry last time and Gore in 2000.

  11. I still think people under estimate Hillary’s ability to steal the nomination. At some point Obama is going have to say something beyond “yes we can” and when he does the bloom will come off. It is not a question of if but when the Obama wave crests. I still think it will crest and break in March and Clinton will be the nomine. If not, it probably crests this fall. Although I will admit, an Obama administration would be entertaining, especially when he comes into office keeps fighting in Iraq and signs a Patriot Act times five. Expect to read a lot of sob story pieces about the “lost promise of the Obama Administration” if he were to actually, which I don’t think he will.

  12. The paulite dream is to create a movement not become president.

    All the delegates for RP that I know (including meself) seem to want to get him elected… I’ll settle for a movement after November if I have to.

    With Mittens out of it, I have gotten the other delegates from my district (all Romney backers) to tentatively back RP, since they all hate Mc’s guts and couldn’t care less about Huck. We’ll see how it goes at the convention.

  13. Against Obama, McCain will lose.

    Agreed. Just when I thought there was one thing about Mc that I liked, namely the anti-torture stance, he goes and fucks it all up.

  14. Cesar,

    All fear all the time failed Rudy and I suspect will fail for McCain . . . absent a significant domestic attack. If one were to occur before November, America has an overwhelming penchant for retribution with little concern about where the gun is pointed. And no one’s better at the loco cowboy narrative than the Repubs.

  15. Do the delegates won by candidates who have now dropped out have total discretion as to who they vote for at the convention?

  16. And what J sub D said.

  17. Tbone, if Rudy had hated gays, Mexicans, and been pro-life he would have won the Republican nomination handily using all fear all the time.

  18. Pinette – good question. I’ve heard both answers on this, but all I know is I didn’t pledge my vote to anyone particular, so I’m voting as I please. Maybe when it comes to the State convention there are more rules. This is my first primary so I wonder if I’ll learn anything by seeing the inside of the party apparatus. Or if I’ll even really see the inside…

  19. This Paulite has abandoned almost all hope for a brokered party convention.

    But I am still holding out hope that my childhood dream of seeing the Electoral College vote hang and get sent to the Congress elect will come true. That would be so cool.

    C’mon 3rd party run…

  20. galthran – you didn’t pledge your vote to anyone? I don’t get it, I thought the delegates were tied to the winner of the State/Congressional district. Who won the primary in your area?

  21. Cesar,

    Perhaps, but he would then be an even weaker general election candidate than McCain.

  22. Lets not count Hillary out, either. Shes even in Wisconsin with him and killing him in Ohio and Texas right now.

  23. Anyone who would
    vote for Mike Huckabee can
    die in a fire

  24. Lets not count Hillary out, either. Shes even in Wisconsin with him and killing him in Ohio and Texas right now.

    She’s even going into the weekend before one election date?

    And has a double-digit lead three weeks before another election date?

    She must be feeling pretty good then.

  25. Wisconsin was supposed to be a blowout for Obama, though. If she wins there its New Hampshire the sequel.

  26. The only candidate I think was worse than Huckabee was Giuliani. I’ll repeat my view of Huckabee: I’m pretty sure he’s the antichrist and I don’t even believe in the concept.

  27. Unless Obama collapses, pronto, then the only way Hillary wins is with some combination of superdelegates and MI/FL, which will leave a whole lot of Obamaniacs pissed and alienated.

    Keep in mind that the Dems award delegates proportionally. Hillary has to win TX and OH by something like 60 – 65% just to draw even with Obama, so even if she wins big, she just catches up.

  28. If she wins in Wisconsin, that’s exactly right, it’s a major victory and the race looks very different.

    Ditto with Huckabee.

    Cesar, have you seen good numbers on how big Hillary has to win Texas and Ohio? I’ve seen figures as low as 55-45, and a high at 65-35.

  29. She has to win big to clinch the nomination without resorting to backroom deals. But if its even close, she can still get Bill to twist the arms of the Superdelegates and the entire DNC.

  30. Do the delegates won by candidates who have now dropped out have total discretion as to who they vote for at the convention?

    I’m pretty sure they do.

  31. I blame Eric Dondero for all of this.

  32. “Cesar | February 14, 2008, 4:35pm | #

    Wisconsin was supposed to be a blowout for Obama, though. If she wins there its New Hampshire the sequel.”

    That’s false.

    http://www.pollster.com/08-WI-Dem-Pres-Primary.php

    There have been four polls taken there this month. They show Clinton up by 9, Obama by 4, Obama by 11, and Obama by 4. That’s not anything close to a blowout. He should win by five points or so.

  33. “R C Dean | February 14, 2008, 6:10pm | #

    Do the delegates won by candidates who have now dropped out have total discretion as to who they vote for at the convention?

    I’m pretty sure they do.”

    Yup, although it I’ll bet 90+% of Romney’s delegates will vote for McCain now that Romney endorsed him.

  34. pinette – Romney won my district, Larimer 305 in Colorado. We haven’t had the county, state, or congressional yet, but when I go to county/state (I’m only alternate for congressional) I will be voting as I please. I stated plainly that I supported Paul at the district caucus, and was still voted in.

  35. Ron Paul makes precisely the same trip on a yearly basis to the same type of event. I know. I was Ron’s scheduler for 6 years. Only he usually goes to the Bahamas. Though, once I remember it was in Aruba.

    Also, little known fact about Ron Paul. In the late 1990s, his Legislative Director Joe Becker, took a few junkets around the world to exotic locations, one including a week-long trip to Cuba.

    Of course, you won’t see much reporting about this anywheres. So long as Paul continues to bash Bush and the War on Al Qaeda, he’s a media darling, especially of the leftwing libertarian media.

    Hmm? Perhaps that’s why they don’t want to mention this. Cuba? Leftwing libertarian? Ringing any bells??

  36. 10 years ago someone who worked for Ron Paul visited took a vacation and visited Cuba? And Dondero has been sitting on this information? What the hell kind of patriot is he? Where is his sense of duty to protect his country from this menace? Why do you hate America, Eric Dondero?

  37. Why no, I don’t know anything about his secret, illegal account.

    Oh, crap. I shouldn’t have said it was secret.

    Oh, crap. I shouldn’t have said it was illegal.

    Oh, it’s hot.

  38. LOL!!! You have to form a committee to stop Gov. Huckabee??? From the looks of some of the foolish comments on this board, you need to form an army…that way you can put your one brain cell together to figure out how to stop him. You made my day! I am still laughing.

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