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Mike Huckabee

Anti-Common Core Sentiment Yielding Strange Bedfellows

February 4, 2014

I’ve covered the basic problems with the Common Core education initiative hoping to draw attention to an issue many people don’t fully understand, and one that we all have to deal with.  As more and more states fully adopt the program, they’re realizing how big a mess they got themselves into — an initial $10 [...]

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Soda. All the Calories of Beer with None of the Positive Side Effects

November 15, 2012

After he lost about 324 pounds or so a few years ago to run for President, Mike Huckabee said something I’ll never forget:  “never drink calories.”  Although I’ll never eliminate the liquid calorie from my daily activities, I do try to cut back on certain things, like soda or Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee (that one [...]

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RNC Speeches Day 2: Rice and Ryan Rock the Hall

August 30, 2012

After many solid speeches throughout Day 1 of the convention, I was interested to see if the message would shift on Day 2.  It did.  Yesterday the was time to take it directly to Obama (finally).  The specific criticism missing from Chris Christie’s speech was on full display in prime time last night! The warm-up [...]

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Do We Really Need a “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day?”

August 1, 2012

In response to the outcry over Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s remarks regarding gay marriage, Mike Huckabee decided to dub today August 1, “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.”  He didn’t ask for signs or marches, just for making a stand for free speech through supporting this restaurant chain.  The outpouring of support was huge in most locations.  Anecdotally, [...]

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No Huck in 2012

May 15, 2011

On his Fox News show last night, Mike Huckabee announced that he’s decided not to make a run for the Republican nomination in 2012. The writing was on the wall:  you’d think that such a major announcement would take place at a time when people are paying attention… say not towards the tail-end of your [...]

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Huckabee’s Gaffe May Sink 2012 Run

March 2, 2011

Potential 2012 GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee repeatedly told the Steve Malzberg Show audience that Obama grew up in Kenya, rather than Indonesia, but went further by creating a narrative about an anti-British sentiment Obama demonstrates as a result (fyi: Indonesia was under Dutch not British control). Gaffe?  Sure.  Bad gaffe?  Potentially.  In fact, I’m [...]

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Gingrich Lists 2012 Candidates and Includes Himself

January 14, 2010

In an interview, Newt Gingrich listed the prospective GOP field for the presidency 2012.  In that list, he included himself and made a pitch.  In that, he also listed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Minnesota  Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and himself.  He also mentioned as possible contenders governors Mitch Daniels from [...]

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Huckabee 2012 Campaign Unlikely to Receive Clemency

November 30, 2009

When the story of the four police officers who were ambushed and murdered in a Washington state coffee shop broke yesterday, few could have imagined that the story would have a newsworthiness beyond the intrinsic horror of the event.  Today, we learned that the crime may have an impact on the 2012 Presidential election. It [...]

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Mike Huckabee’s Coalition Building

November 17, 2008

The most successful Republican candidates for President are the ones who embody all three major categories of conservatism:  fiscal, social, and national security.  When a candidate is lacking in even one of these categories, he is certain to face an uphill climb in both the primary and in the general election. No one knows for [...]

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RNC– Day 3: Sarah, Rudy, Mike and Mitt

September 4, 2008

Last night’s Republican line-up was awesome!  When Republicans fight back and articulate our basic winning principles in such a fashion as last night, we’re very hard to beat.  After 9pm EDT the activities began in earnest: Mitt Romney’s speech was pretty good.  I thought he started slow but really gained momentum when he articulated conservative principles in [...]

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McCain’s $300 Million Prize

June 23, 2008

John McCain, if elected President, would offer a $300 million prize for any company or individual that produces a car battery which leapfrogs over the current wimpy ones on the market.  I like the approach.  Here’s my take: Telling us that in order to eventually get away from gas, the government will encourage innovation by giving a [...]

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Sal’s Endorsement: Mitt Romney

January 3, 2008

I have been struggling with who to support in race for the Republican Nomination for some months now.  It is only in sitting down to write this post that I actually made up my mind (in fact, the original headline I had written for this post was “Sal:  Undecided”).  However, as I was writing and [...]

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