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Mike Huckabee Discusses Options For 2012 Elections

December 8, 2009 by  

Mike Huckabee discusses options for 2012 elections Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee suggested last week that he was unsure whether he would run again, but left the final decision open.

Hucakabee, who came in second in the Republican presidential primaries in 2008, appeared on Sunday talk shows on Fox News and CBS, and said that he was not sure about his potential 2012 bid. However, he also stated that his ultimate decision will depend on the results of next year’s midterm elections as well as the GOP itself, according to CNN.

The preacher-turned-politician, who is also hosting a weekend talk show on Fox News Channel, was quoted by the news provider as saying that for him to run again he would have to receive stronger backing from the Republican Party, which considered him to be outside the mainstream during his 2008 campaign.

Huckabee also expressed his belief that it will be hard to beat President Obama, regardless of who wins the nomination. "Anyone who thinks Barack Obama is an easy mark off, just remember Bill Clinton was just labeled politically dead and came back to win a resounding re-election in 1996," he said, quoted by

According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll, a total of 50 percent of respondents believe the former Arkansas governor is qualified to be president and 40 percent support his candidacy. This puts him ahead of both Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin.

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  • Norm

    Mike is a nice guy but a preacher has no chance of being elected president in the US. He may fly well in the bible belt states, but will garner little support in the northeast and on the west coast. Government is reality, not blind faith. If you want religious rule, go to Iran.
    I do agree with his assesment that Obama will be hard to beat. When the economy improves, with or without government help, the war subsides, and people realize that healthcare reform was really necessary, Obama will look like a star.

    • CreedenceClearwaterRevival

      Huckabee will have hick-ups (a lot, I guess), bc he paroled that crazy nigga in Washington who killed 4 cops. Also, he also granted clemency for another nigga who committed serious crimes shortly after his release. Hell with you Huckee! You are NOT a Republicatr, u r a democRAT is the sheep’s clothing.
      One thing is for sure: NO huckabee, the “angel” of murderers!

      • Rita Payne

        I would vote for Mike Huckabee for President.The attacks on Huckabee and Palin tell me, they are a real threat to the liberals as they represent the values of “we the people”. We need to stand with them.
        Expect the liberal media to go nuts trying to disqualify them. God bless Gov. Huckabee and Palin. They are true Americans.

        • Joe H.

          Before last month I might have agreed with you. After the news came out that he commuted the sentence of the cop killer to life with the possibility of parole and the parole board released him I don’t think he has a chance other than to divide the vote to the point that O-man gets the nod again!!! That’s the problem with this Tea party vote. I fear it will only divide the vote and let O-man back in by default!!!

        • CreedenceClearwaterRevival

          In your disturbed view of “true Americans” a man who caused to murder 4 White cops by a black criminal – is a GOOD American?
          Where are you from? Cuba? Israel?

          • eyeswideopen

            He did not release the criminal, the parole board made that decision. Before you convict someone, maybe you should review who made the final decision to release. You and your type refuse to deal with facts. Who are you holding responsible for the Iraq war? Wait, I know this one,,, yep,Obama, because he was alive at that time right? The radical right has lost it’s ability to use logic and emotions will show lack of logic every time.

          • George Brooks

            Man, someone has their head stuck in the sand. He didn’t release the killer, but the killer would not have been released if big Mike hadn’t cmuted part of his sentence. Big Mike should do some time like the get-away driver would get when caught for a robbery. See my discussion below. NO MORE BIG MIKE FOR ME!!!!!

      • Joe H.

        Your post has no creedence And your racism has no place in the conversations of true patriots! I know a good many blacks that voted against O-man!!!

        • CreedenceClearwaterRevival

          JOE, and I know many blacks who VOTED for NObama. What’s your point? Racism is self-defense. Even GOD is racist.
          By the way, your good ol’men blacks used intimidation and nightsticks to scare off White and Asian voters at the polls, last November. Did u hear about that?

          Finally, how come I never met in the last 1 year a black who OPPOSED NObama?

          • Joe H.

            You need to check out!!! they have quite a few black columnists that are anti- O-man!!!

      • Claire

        Where are you from?

      • Elizabeth Wrancher

        Speaking of hell sir….that is where you are going!
        Open your eyes before it is too late!!!

    • DaveH

      Talk about a belief system. That is Liberalism. You believe that stealing from the producers and giving to the non-producers is going to make a better economy. Yet, every nation throughout history that has striven for Utopia has failed miserably until they changed their ways.
      Just keep Hoping and Wishing. It won’t do any good, but I’m sure it will make you feel better.

      • Norm

        Every nation that has allowed the distruction of it’s middle class is nonexistant or is second class at best.

      • eyeswideopen

        DaveH, no stealing from middle class Americans and getting government subsidies is what is happening now and soon the corporations will have to answer to us, as to why they should be getting hundreds of billions in subsidies. Corporate socialism will have to cease and then Americans will have more money in their pockets.

        • DaveH

          Don’t blame me. I’m not the one that votes for Big Government. As Government Grows, Corruption Flows.

    • http://google dianne

      seeing as nothing Obama has said has been done and that he is trying to make our country a communist country, how do you honestly think he will be voted President again. The man is all about himself he could care less about the people.

      • Claire

        I believe your comment could apply to all politicians.

    • jerry

      I agree with both Joe and Norm
      Joe believes he came from man created by God, I agree
      Norm believes he came from monkeys, I agree

      • Norm

        Unfortunatly some monkeys are smarter and more humane then some humans.

  • Robert

    The biased media are already attacking this man to ensure he doesn’t run in 2012. If you look at the facts about his pardoning the person who kill four cops, he pardoned this person based on an excessive jail term for a non-violent criminal offense when the person was a teenager. The only thing the media hasn’t said up to now is that the former governor actually pulled the trigger and blamed it on the other guy. This is why most able, decent people will not get involved in politics. It is venomous to oneself and their families and friends. 2010 is just around the corner. That’s our opportunity for real change. Get rid of all the bums in Washington, State and Local governments. And confiscate their unearned wealth they all accumulated on the backs of the average American taxpayers.

  • DaveH

    As Norm said, Huckabee is a nice guy. But just what we don’t need in Washington DC is another people-pleaser. We need politicians that can stand up to the tough, entrenched Big-Government-loving incumbents that occupy the Federal Government currently. We need somebody like Ron Paul (who I think is too old now, but I love him). We need Libertarians. The only way we can get this country revitalized is to dramatically reduce the size of government intrusion into our lives.

  • Peter Cannon

    Mike Huckabee is a good man and a wise leader. However, He may be too good for America. We may have slid so low that we as a people now no longer want a good and wise man to lead us. If we were to elect Huckabee, not only would he inspire us to improve our economy, defend our country and expand our freedoms, but God would reward our efforts to follow a godly leader and He would pour out great blessings upon us. Unfortunately, the USA may not be worthy of a good and wise leader like Mike Huckabee.

  • MTcajun

    yall need to and take off the blind folds and start looking at the true leader of this world like Builderberg Group

  • Noel T. Roberts

    Huckabee killed those cops just as sure as he pulled the trigger himself. He is not a preacher and he is not a Conservative, He is an old fool and a progressive. I would vote for a dead dog before voting for him.

  • John Gaver

    A Huckabee nomination would be the final nail in the GOP coffin. But even worse, since Harry Browne is no longer around to keep the LP focused, they have imploded, along with Ron Paul, which means that conservatives would have no place to go… politically, that is. Actually, they would have some place to go – but physically – not politically. They might start packing their bags, in preparation for moving to a country that is run by neither socialists nor theocrats. There are not that many places like that remaining. But, according to the latest freedom indexes that I have seen, the USA is no longer even in the top 10, so that means that there are at least 10 other places where conservatives might go, for shelter, if Huckabee were to get the nomination and the GOP implodes, too. Huckabee would lose the fiscal conservatives and small government conservatives, as well as many of the Independents (FYI, since the GOP has left conservatives and the LP has fizzled into the Blame America First Party, I now consider myself to be one of those Independents). If the GOP nominates a true small-government conservative, who will hit the Obamanation on EVERY issue, then I will come back to the GOP. But, the very last thing that the GOP needs right now, is a preacher on the ticket. It would seal their fate.

  • DaveH

    Don’t know what you’re talking about when you say Libertarians Blame America First.
    If you mean about our economic predicament, it is indeed our fault. We have apathetically let our government grow completely out of control. At what point does it become obvious to the citizens that Big Government is the problem, not the solution?
    Government can’t stop drug use. It can’t create a good economy. And it certainly isn’t going to convert Afghanistan or Iraq into peaceful countries. They are just throwing our money away and making us vulnerable to all sorts of danger as a result of that impoverishment.
    The way I see it, the Libertarians are our only real solution. Get us back to Constitutionally Limited Government, and personal freedom, and individual responsibility. Like it used to be.

  • Joe H.

    I guess you missed the poll today that says that O-man is at 47% approval the lowest since records have been kept. Even Truman was at 49% at this point in his term. Bush JR was at 86%, Even Cahtah was higher!!!

  • Curtis S

    John you can relax. Your comment that the US isn’t even in the top ten of the “freedom index” is factually incorrect, a mistake, just plain wrong. The “Economic Opportunity and Prosperity Index” ranks the US in sixth, behind Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. The final four countries are Canada, Denmark, Switzerland and the UK. Facts! Why are they so hard to find in the discussions here?
    Here’s the link…

  • WillT

    I believe Mike Huckabee would make a great president. We need a guy like him in Washington.

  • Annie Ladysmith

    To: EYESWIDEOPEN, how do you know Huckabee is a true follower of Yeshua-Jesus? There are many “so called ‘Chritians’”, some even “pastors” who are not true followers of The Way at all, perhaps you’re one of them!

    Huckabee should be held responsible for the killers deeds, which means, he goes to jail and does the rest of the sentence. Sounds like Huckabee would serve the people better if he was behind bars (wasn’t he the one who wenr AWOL to go see his girlfriend?). I’m sick to death of these sleezbucket, spineless politicians, WHO NEEDS THEM?
    That eyeswideSHUT is a true Christians perspective.

  • eyeswideopen

    Joe, I hunted around to find source you wouldn’t be able to call a liberal site, to show you that your figures are not correct. here is the link:

    Don’t you think that 9/11 had some effect on Bush’s ratings? No?, How about his rating when he left office?

  • George Brooks

    I always thought conservatives were law enforcement folks. Big Mike has the fastest pen in the country when it comes to commuting sentences or granting pardons – like a 1,000 during his term. I think we should hold our politians to the same laws the “get-away-driver” is held to when caught. If someone dies during the commission of the crime, life or the death penalty should apply to them (depending on the state). We need to stop letting the criminals get back on the streets.

  • DaveH
  • Curtis S

    Just saw Huckabee on Jon Stewart, he explained his involvement in the “cop killer case”. I was impressed with his explanation and how he feels about the situation. I’m satisfied with his response and I maintain my respect for this man (except that he appears on Faux News). Here’s a couple of questions for you. Do you know the name of the killer? Do you know how an Arkansas governor has anything to do with a Washington state murderer? Do you know how much time has elapsed between Huckabee’s involvement and the murders of four policemen? If you don’t know these facts you should before you comment on this case. Or watch the interview on the Jon Stewart website.

  • Claire

    I agree.

  • eyeswideopen

    Curtis, because most of them have high tax rates like Ireland with 42%, but most also make their corporations pay taxes, don’t have loop holes which allows them to not pay at all. Americans have a thing about paying taxes. Maybe because the rich pay less by hiding their money in off shore accounts and the rest of us resent that we have to pay for the infrastructure which all of us enjoy using.

  • Norm

    Anybody who does not believe in evolution in this day and age scares the hell out of me. The evidence is indisputable. He should stick to his Evangelical Believers. Politics no.

  • Joe H.

    I agree with you about people having a “thing” about not paying taxes, If they don’t believe it just look at O-mans Czars. Quite a few didn’t pay their taxes or didn’t pay what was owed!!!!!

  • Joe H.

    I’ll agree 100% when you show me the missing link between man and the apes!!!! You DO know it’s never been found don’t you?

  • Mike

    Wow! Sorry, little dude. I have studied the science of evolution. I used to be an evo-dude too. After going to a few evolution vs. creation debates in Germany and the U.S. I switched. The evidence is not there. I’ve looked everywhere for it…I still do.
    P.S.- I am still figuring out what to do with how I was raised on evolution. Half of my friends are scientist.

  • Norm

    God tells us that on the same day He made all animals that walk on the earth (the sixth day), He created man separately in His own image with the intent that man would have dominion over every other living thing on Earth (Genesis 1:26-28). From this it is clear that there is no animal that is man’s equal, and certainly none his ancestor.
    But man is surely a mammal. Man also shares genes and blood type similarities with apes espicially chimps. Is that not a strange coincidence?
    The National Science Foundation’s “Tree of Life” project estimates that there could be anywhere from 5 million to 100 million species on the planet, but science has only identified about 2 million. Interesting how Noah stuffed 2 of each speicies (evolution not allowed) onto his ark, and dropped them off after he landed. Incidently, that would have to include extinct species like dinosaurs and mammouths. Some ark. Some logistics.

  • Joe H.

    you need to look at one of your heroes if you want to see a fast pen. Look at Clintoon!!!!

  • eyeswideopen

    Yep, Joe, reminds me of Bush’s cronies who got busted for everything from money issues to sex crimes. No party is without criminals.

  • Claire

    My post was for Noel.

  • Claire

    Barf and gag.

  • libertytrain

    Annie – I believe you were thinking of Mark Sanford – Governor of SC- who went AWOL to see his mistress a few months ago -
    Judging from all I have read – not that what we read is accurate anymore – I don’t think Huckabee did anything wrong based on the info we have been given. Other judges, you bet, in some instances -

  • eyeswideopen

    Annie, it is so nice to see that you who profess to be a “true Christian, doesn’t believe in redemption, while Huckabee, actually practices a teaching of Jesus. No he didn’t have an affair, just another example of a Christian not having the facts and condemning someone for something they didn’t do. How do you know that Huckabee isn’t a true follower of Yeshua-Jesus? You seem to be one of the radical Christians who without merit passes judgement on other Christians.Your attitude is why the Christian faith is losing members, the hyprocrisy is growing day by day. I pray for people like you everyday, but I don’t remember seeing anywhere in the Bible, Jesus stating which Christian Sect was the only true Christians. Maybe your group is not the Superior Christians who should be passing judgement on others. A little Bible reading would refresh the passages where Jesus states that we are not to pass judgement on our brothers.

  • George Brooks

    I don’t know of any democrat that could be my hero. I grew up in Arizona and think the world of Sen. Goldwater. Whether they’re Republican or Democrat, they should not be putting criminals back on the street. In this case, I think big Mike is now a criminal and deserves some jail time, not another run for the presidency.

  • George Brooks

    What can we say!!!!!

    Resign, Obama, Resign.
    mmm, mmm, mm

  • eyeswideopen

    GEORGIE, You need to do some research on your hero, Goldwater. His daughter got an abortion when she was engaged and in college. It was not the “right time” for her to have a baby. His wife started the first Planned Parenthood organization in the US. Too bad your hero doesn’t live up to todays standards that the Conservatives have. He sounds more like a liberal when it comes to personal freedoms doesn’t he?

  • eyeswideopen
  • eyeswideopen

    George, scan to bottom of article and you will see what Barry stated to Congress, it is in the Congressional record.

  • eyeswideopen

    George, his wife helped start the planned parenthood in AZ.

    Proof for you, non biased documentation.

  • eyeswideopen
  • eyeswideopen

    George, having bad nite,with fingers. Sorry.

  • George Brooks

    Man, you guys are tough on a nice guy. You jump all over folks when your party (democrat) is the main baby killers. Geez, get a life.

  • George Brooks

    Now that we have those diversions out of the way, why don’t you explain how big Mike Huckabee should be considered for president. Expecially since he’s DIRECTLY responsible for the 4 police offices death. No excuses now. Own up!!!!!

  • Norm

    The bottom line is we have separation of church and state in this country. Thank God, the founding fathers had the wisdom to realize how corrupt and controlling religous beliefs can become.
    We have enough real problems to be addressed, without the need for religious bickering and intolerence. America has churches, temples and whatever on every street corner.

  • ste

    Well i trully believe huckabee is fit/experienced to be president of the U.S. If he would get in we would for once have a president in again that would honor buts about it


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