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Huckabee to 2012: No Thanks

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee, Republicans, Video

In my opinion, Huckabee was Obama’s biggest threat in 2012 given his personal appeal and ideas like the Fair Tax, which could be an easy populist sell in difficult times. From Fox News: “All the factors say go, but my heart says no,” Huckabee, who was considered the GOP frontrunner in several national polls, said […]

May 14th, 2011 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Huckabee To Announce Presidential Intentions On Saturday Night

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee, Republicans

Will he? Won’t he? Nobody knows until tomorrow night. And he’s doing it on Fox News: Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is expected to announce whether or not he will run for president on his Fox News Channel show Saturday evening, a major moment in the nascent 2012 contest. “Governor Huckabee will announce tomorrow night […]

May 13th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

Huckabee Handily Wins South Carolina Straw Poll

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee, Romney, South Carolina

Here’s how it shook out, according to CNN: Huckabee: 23% Gingrich: 11% Bachmann: 10% Romney: 8% Pawlenty: 7% Trump: 7% The rest (Haley Barbour, John Bolton, Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, Mitch Daniels, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum): 34% The usual caveats apply…straw polls are usually just a popularity […]

April 2nd, 2011 | Permalink| 21 Comments »

Mike Huckabee Shares Why He May Not Run: Money

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee, Romney, Video

No doubt that it costs a lot of money to become President, and that may keep Mike from putting his hat in the ring in 2012. Still, I don’t think this is any sort of indication that he won’t be running. He cites his popularity in swing states and traditionally blue states as a reason […]

March 2nd, 2011 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

Fox News Does The Right Thing With Gingrich And Santorum

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee, Media, Money, Newt, Palin

Both Newt and Rick are making presidential rumblings and that means that paying them on a “news” channel is a bad idea…apparently. From New York Times: On Wednesday, the cable news channel suspended two paid contributors, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, who are both weighing presidential bids. While the channel’s move seems pre-emptive — Mr. […]

March 2nd, 2011 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

How The GOP Wins (Or Loses) The White House In 2012

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Economy, Elections, Huckabee, Obama, Palin, Republicans, Romney, Taxes

Obama is baiting the trap and if the GOP candidate doesn’t take it in 2012, it could spell trouble for the Dems. Last night the President said this… I have no doubt that everyone will find something in this compromise that they don’t like. In fact, there are things in here that I don’t like […]

December 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Romney Leads 2012 GOP Party Insider Poll

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee, Palin, Polls, Republicans, Romney

And by a very large margin. Hotline On Call breaks down the numbers… Mitt Romney: 81 points Tim Pawlenty: 46 John Thune: 38 Haley Barbour: 28 Mitch Daniels: 25 Sarah Palin: 25 Note how far down Palin is on that list. That’s because, as noted, this is a poll of party insiders and they really […]

January 8th, 2010 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Huckabee Weighing Presidential Run Against TV Show Success?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee, Media

I’d expect the former Arkansas Governor’s stock to drop significantly after the word gets out about how he views the presidency. From Politico: Mike Huckabee, the former Republican governor from Arkansas who has his own Fox show told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” that a 2012 presidential bid is “less than likely” and depends […]

November 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 24 Comments »

Huckabee Tops Republicans’ List For 2012

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee

Found this little nugget in a piece about Huck in the Politico today. Apparently he’s leading the pack with GOPers… Gallup’s survey of Republicans found that 71 percent would consider voting for him, more than for Palin, Romney or others. The same survey found that he’s the only Republican whom even 50 percent of Americans […]

November 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Huckabee Leading Contender For 2012 Contest

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Huckabee, Obama, Palin, Polls, Romney

Public Policy Polling pitted the top Republicans (including Jeb Bush) against Obama in a hypothetical matchup and found that the former Arkansas Governor’s folksy ways puts him at the top of the pack. And this makes sense. Huckabee is amiable, has some ideas that at least sound new (get rid of the IRS, FAIR tax) […]

September 24th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »