Friday, February 25, 2011

Washington Post: The Case for Mike Huckabee

Good article by Chris Cillizza citing all the things that make up the case for Mike Huckabee, including his great communciation skills, high name recognition and likeability, strength in the early primary states, and authenticity (link below).

Tomorrow Cillizza will publish the case against Mike Huckabee, which I predict now will include retreaded issues that have been previously vetted by the same people who now put Huckabee at the top of the polls. Things like Grover Norquist, clemencies, and fundraising ability. Yawn!

in reference to: The Fix - The case for Mike Huckabee (view on Google Sidewiki)

Is 2012 Slow Start That Unusual? Not Really.

Lots of pundits are wringing their hands and acting baffled by the "slow-start" to the GOP's 2012 presidential election cycle. "It's FEBRUARY and not one major GOP candidate has officially announced," they write, breathlessly.

But is this really all that unusual? No, it isn't. Bill Clinton didn't announce his candidacy for what became his first term as President until OCTOBER of 1991. And consider this errily familiar-sounding paragraph from the New York Times' article about Clinton's announcement:

"His declaration today follows a month when the Democratic field suddenly came to life, after a summer when one leading Democrat after another backed away from a challenge to Mr. Bush."

Everybody relax,

BSR

in reference to:

"His declaration today follows a month when the Democratic field suddenly came to life, after a summer when one leading Democrat after another backed away from a challenge to Mr. Bush."
- Arkansas' Clinton Enters The '92 Race for President - Biography - NYTimes.com (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gallup: Huckabee Front-Runner

A new national poll by Gallup shows that Mike Huckabee now leads all other contenders for the GOP nomination in 2012. Sarah Palin came in second, with Mitt Romney in third.

Five months ago, Huckabee came in 5th in this same poll, while Mitt Romney was first - more evidence that Mitt Romney's support is soft and weakening.

Onward and upward,

BSR

in reference to: Gallup Poll: Mike Huckabee climbs to top of GOP 2012 field - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2012 Election - USATODAY.com (view on Google Sidewiki)

Win a FREE Copy of Mike Huckabee's New Book: "A Simple Government"

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Onward and upward,

BSR

Review: A Simple Government, by Mike Huckabee

Obama: "We don't need to instill fear in the rest of the world."

Huckabee: "Why not?"

in reference to: Book Review: Mike Huckabee’s Simple Government Released Tomorrow. » Caffeinated Thoughts (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Huckabee: "Clinton Didn't Announce Until October, '91"

For those of you who are worried that Mike Huckaee may be taking too long to make a decision about running for President in 2012, consider this:

On Good Morning America this morning, Huckabee told George Stephanopolis that he would make his decision sometime this summer and noted that Bill Clinton (as Stephanopolis well knows) did not announce his successfull '92 candidacy until OCTOBER of '91.

See VIDEO at link below.

Stephanopolis also noted on the show that Huckabee tops ABC News' most recent poll with 21%, followed by Palin with 19% and Romney slipping to third with just 17%.

Mike Huckabee is truly "wagging the dog" in the 2012 GOP cycle because none of them want to enter the race until he makes a decision.

BSR
in reference to: Mike Huckabee: Obama 'Tough to Beat' - ABC News (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Iowa Likes Huckabee. Romney, Not So Much.

A recent poll of Iowa GOP activists found that they like Mike Huckabee the best, saying he is "down-to-earth and likabl"e. Palin they find to be "inexperienced and opportunistic."

It was Romney, however, who got the harshest criticism. Iowa GOP activists find him "elitist, arrogant, and a flip-flopper."

Ouch.

Onward and Upward, Governor Huckabee!

BSR

in reference to: Huckabee Found Likeable in Iowa (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Poll: Huckabee Leads Tennessee

A new poll shows the incredible strength of Mike Huckabee as the front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2012. Adding to the LONG list of states in which Huckabee leads in the polls, the state of Tenessee favors Huckabee by a WHOPPING 14 point margin over his next nearest rival (Sarah Palin) at 31 to 17 percent.

Mitt Romney trails in third place with an embarrassing 11 percent.

Onward and upward,

BSR

in reference to: Poll: Huckabee up in Tenn. - Juana Summers - POLITICO.com (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

RomneyCare Allows $50 Elective Abortions

Did you know?

Mitt Romney now portrays himself as "100% pro-life, yet Romneycare, his signature legisation as Governor, allows elective abortions for just $50?

We haven't forgotten. Neither should you.

We need Mike Huckabee. Authentic. Christian. Conservative.

BSR

in reference to: http://mikehuckabeepresident2008.blogspot.com/2007/12/romneys-final-abortion-outrage.html (view on Google Sidewiki)

Why 2012 Needs Huckabee

No other potential candidate for the GOP nomination is as strong a defender of the right to life as Mike Huckabee. While other potential candidates (like Mitt Romney) are happy to avoid discussing social issues - and even advocate a new litmus test for candidates - Huckabee isn't going to let them dodge the issue.

MIke Huckabee just put abortion "front and center" in the GOP primary -- where it should be.

Onward and upward,

BSR

in reference to: Huckabee Puts Abortion Front And Center In 2012 GOP Presidential Primary | TPMDC (view on Google Sidewiki)

Huckabee Slaps Romney?

Speaking at a pro-life fundraiser in Tennesee, Mike Huckabee said "I've often said I would gladly lose an election before I would ever yield on the issue of the sanctity of human life."

The statement could be seen as a slap at potential 2012 rival Mitt Romney, who has frequently flip-flopped on abortion in politically expedient ways. Romney once even bragged that, as Governor of Massachusettes, he had "promised to do nothing to change the abortion laws of my state, and I kept that promise."

Onward and upward,

BSR
in reference to: Huckabee: Abortion issue trumps all – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs (view on Google Sidewiki)

Huckabee "Seriously Considering" White House Bid.

Governor Mike Huckabee, in Knoxville, TN for a pro-life fundraiser, told the Knoxville News that he is "seriously looking at" running for president again in 2012 and one reason is so he can "elevate the issue of life."

Onward and upward,

BSR

in reference to: Huckabee speaks at anti-abortion fundraiser in Knoxville » Knoxville News Sentinel (view on Google Sidewiki)

Huckabee to Speak at TN Pro-Life Fundraiser. How Come Romney Never Does?

Mike Huckabee is speaking at another pro-life fundraiser this week. This time in Knoxville, TN.How come Mitt Romney never gets invited to speak at these?

BSR

in reference to: Huckabee speaks at anti-abortion fundraiser in Knoxville » Knoxville News Sentinel (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Huckabee Leads Latest National Poll

Mike Huckabee remains the undisputed frontrunner for the GOP nomination in 2012. Read and enjoy!

Onward and upward.

BSR

in reference to: Huckabee Leads Latest GOP Presidential Poll - Chris Good - Politics - The Atlantic (view on Google Sidewiki)

WSJ: "The Mystique of America's Superpower Status Has Been Shattered."

The Wall Street Journal published this damning article today, pointing out that the Obma administration is seemingly unable to handle the situation in Egypt. Words peppered throughout the article include "flummoxed," "confusion," "stumbling,"
"baffled," "frustration," and "powerlessness."

The coup de grace, however, comes from a senior White House advisor who came out of a National Security Council meeting and said "The mystique of America's superpower status has been shattered."

America needs a LEADER who UNDERSTANDS the root of the Middle East's problems. America needs MIKE HUCKABEE.

BSR

in reference to: Crisis Puts White House in Disarray - WSJ.com (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Want Huckabee to Run? Show Him.

The polls show most conservatives want Mike Huckabee to run for president, and that he is the ONLY candidate who can unite the GOP and win the general election.

We NEED Mike Huckabee to run. But Obama is going to have a BILLION dollar warchest. To run, Mike Huckabee has to know that he has the support of our hearts AND our dollars.

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Think about it. You can help Huckabee defeat Obama for the price of a weekly Starbucks trip.

Show Mike you want him to run and you'll help him WIN. Go here NOW and sign up to automatically contribute $5 per week - or even per month - until he announces his candidacy.

Thank you,

BSR
in reference to: Huck PAC (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Good Morning, Mr. Frontrunner

Pundits are sitting around scratching their heads, wondering why no GOP candidates have formally announced for the GOP nomination in 2012. I think I know the answer.

Everyone is waiting to see what Mike Huckababee is going to do. Its clear to everyone, based on the early polling, that Huckabee has "formidable strength" as the only GOP candidate who can unite the party and defeat Obama.

As the front-runner, Huckabee is setting the tone for the 2012 GOP nomination. I think none of the other candidates want to announce or confirm their attendance at early debates until Huckabee does.

Frankly, any early presidential debate that doesn't include Huckabee is going to be considered illigitimate.

Is Mitt Romney going to risk sharing the stage with Newt Gingrich, who is only selling books, Sarah Palin, whose only go-to tactic in a debate is to wink, Ron Paul, the Godfather's Pizza CEO, and the guy that yells "the rent's too damn high"?

No, he's not. In 2012, a debate isn't a debate until Huckabee says its a debate.

Good morning, Mr. Frontrunner.

BSR

in reference to: GOP frontrunners: 'It's all about who can get in last' - CNN.com (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, February 04, 2011

Huckabee Headed to Iowa

Mike Huckabee has announced he will be participating in an Iowa "Presidential" event!
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48880.html

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Politico: Natioanl Poll Shows Huckabee's "Formidable Strength"

Politico published this story yesterday about a new national CNN poll that shows Huckabee has "formidable strength" as the frontrunner.

"Two-thirds of Rebublicans...say would likely support Huckabee as their nominee in 2012."

Onward and upward,

BSR

in reference to:

"On the other hand, Mike Huckabee is showing formidable strength: Two-thirds of Republicans questioned say they would likely support Huckabee as their nominee in 2012."
- http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1210/Huckabees_strength.html?showall (view on Google Sidewiki)

Huckabee Leads Nebraska

The undeniable trend continues. A new poll shows that Mike Huckabee is the preferred GOP nominee in Nebraska, followed by Palin and Gingrich. Mitt Romey comes in fourth, embarrassingly sharing the bottom of the pack with Ron Paul.

Onward and upward,

BSR

in reference to: PPP Poll: Huckabee, Palin, Gingrich Lead Muddled 2012 GOP Field In Nebraska | TPMDC (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

More Trouble for Romney?

It turns out that Jon Huntsman, who recently resigned his position as Ambassasador to China and is widely rumored to be planning to run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012, is a Mormon.

Pundits are already speculating about the negative impact this could have on Romney by "splitting the Mormon vote" in places like Nevada, a state where Romney appears to be hoping to jump-start his candidacy (judging by indications Romney plans to skip Iowa and South Carolina).

What do you think?

BSR

in reference to: Mormons on Top | Slog | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper (view on Google Sidewiki)

New Poll: Huckbee Leads South Carolina

Continuing the growing list of key primary states in which Mike Huckabee is the frontrunner, Public Policy Polling announced today that Huckabee leads South Carolina, followed by Romney a full 6 percentage points behind. Palin and Gingrich come in 3rd and 4th.

Interestingly, the authors report that if South Carolina's very popular Republican Senator Jim DeMint were to enter the race, he would be in a virtual tie with Huckabee (Huckabee would trail DiMint by 4 percentage points in a poll with a 4.1% margin of error).

UPDATE: Per CNN, DiMint not running: http://cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2011/01/27/tsr.demint.presidential.run.cnn


"These results are great news for Huckabee," the author says, "as they show that he can compete against a popular Senator in that candidate's own state. They also continue a trend ...that show[s] Huckabee drawing strong support from both conservatives and moderates to top his rivals."

Onward and upward,

BSR
in reference to:
"That results are great news for Huckabee, as they show that he can compete against a popular Senator in that candidate's own state. They also continue a trend in recent polls that show Huckabee drawing strong support form both conservatives and moderates to top his rivals."
- PPP Poll: Huckabee In Front For 2012 SC Primary--Unless DeMint Jumps In | TPMDC (view on Google Sidewiki)