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Huckabee out of the running?

According to this article from HumanEvents.com, signs are that Huckabee is likely removing himself from the running - very good news for Dr. Paul.

Article is at http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=43196 - I'll edit to remove quote from site for safety's sake, but apparently he is advising his staffers they are all clear to seek employment with other campaigns, and is likely building a $3 million home in Florida to retire from politics.

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Maybe he just wanted a new staff and this was the most polite

way he could think of to do it.

Or maybe there was a nasty tone when it was delivered and he was really saying they were incompetent and should peddle elsewhere.

Its good for us anyway.

Its good for us anyway. Please do not make me listen again to another debate season with that swine talking about honor.

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haha, they are calling Huck the front runner. The only thing that guy is front running nowadays are donuts. Huck is an absolute joke.

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Ron should

hire Huck's South Carolina people ASAP!!!!

if it's true it would be fantastic news

it would be great -- especially for Ron's chances to win in Iowa.

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I will believe it when he

I will believe it when he goes on the teevee and says so. Or maybe not even then.

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I just found out to my

I just found out to my CHAGRIN that his not-running was unfounded rumor..?

see here:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/27/mike-huckabee-president-2012-south-carolina_n_854650.html#comments

Why is this good?

I don't understand why we're happy about so many neo-cons dropping out of the race. I'd think we're better off having a lot of them in to spread out the Neo-conservative vote, while Dr. Paul gets the whole Liberty vote concentrated in one person.

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Yeh, I think he would rather

Yeh, I think he would rather keep his skulduggery out of the public eye, and keep as much money as he can finagle. I REALLY wish, however, that Ron would go talk to some "lower-middle class" people instead of just colleges and book signings. I would like to see him speak to more black and latino groups. If NO one much votes for Obama it will be harder to "fix" the election.

I think there is no way he

I think there is no way he can get those votes.

Blacks predominantly vote Demoratic.

Latinos will not vote for because of his views on immigration. For a Republican to get minority votes, he has to be very religious, which Ron Paul is not.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

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Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Did Not Rand Paul Get 30% of the African American Vote?

If Rand can do it, certainly Ron can.

And Ron is not as hostile to immigration as are many of his followers. He has openly stated that immigrants are scapegoats, and that if the welfare state were eliminated (one of his goals), he would be more of an open borders person.

The lower economic classes are where revolutions against plutocracy begin. Blacks and Latinos are the primary victims of the war on drugs. We can win them over, if we show them we are interested in their concerns. My girlfriend is African-American, and she wouldn't touch Obama with a ten foot pole. Her main complaint about Ron Paul is that he has cost her too much of my time.

Ron Paul won't be running

Ron Paul won't be not running against a multiracial president. Identity does matter in elections, obviously.

Ron is not as hostile in rhetoric, but he is much more "hostile" in action. He desires to secure our borders. His Republican and Democratic friends, seeking to get lowly paid, off-the-grid workers that can be abused for their corporate friends, love to talk about closing the border, but won't do it.

He's for limited immigration, even legal immigration, no question. I happen to agree strongly with him on this position.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

How is giving immigrants a wage

they could only dream about in their native country abusing them? The only abuse occurs because of immigration restrictions (unsafe transportation across the border, "hidden" crimes against immigrants because they fear seeking police and court protections).

Do you not believe in the free market? Shouldn't anyone be legally permitted to work for anyone, simply by virtue of their humanity? Or do you believe in government restricting contractual relationships? If you do believe in restrictions, to that extent you are a socialist. Ron has said it over and over again, immigrants are scapegoats who would be welcomed by Americans if the welfare state did not exist.

I mean abuse like violating

I mean abuse like violating contracts, threatening them with deportation, etc, terrible working conditions, unsafe transport accross the border including false promises...

"If you do believe in restrictions, to that extent you are a socialist. Ron has said it over and over again, immigrants are scapegoats who would be welcomed by Americans if the welfare state did not exist."

I don't think illegal immigrant would be welcomed into this country.

America does not have infinte resources. Not everyone can come and work here.

So yes, I do believe in one "socialist" restriction, and that is closed borders. Ron Paul does not support open borders. The Constitution does not support open borders....

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Apparently you ignored my statement of truth

that these abuses:

"I mean abuse like violating contracts, threatening them with deportation, etc, terrible working conditions, unsafe transport across the border including false promises..."

occur because of the legal restrictions. Without laws against free movement of peoples and the threat of deportation, these abuses would not occur.

I challenge you (or anyone) to show me the article, section and clause of the Constitution that even mentions immigration. There is a clause that mentions NATURALIZATION, but it does not authorize the federal government to restrict the free movement of people across the border, or to to restrict their employment or educational opportunities.

If we had a free market, there would be more than enough economic production for everyone who wished to come here. Apparently you do not wish to lose the issue of "the dole" as a reason to keep people out, so I must assume you have other, less benign motives for fearing immigrants. Prove me wrong.

Look at Ron Paul's speeches again (such as the appearance at Google last campaign). He has clearly stated that:

1. His opposition to open borders is based on fiscal reasons, NOT AN ANIMOSITY TOWARD IMMIGRANTS.
2. If the welfare state did not exist, those fiscal reasons would cease to be valid, and he would essentially support more freedom of movement across our borders.

In a free market, immigration would be nothing but a plus to our economy. Join with us libertarians in creating a free market, so that "illegal" immigration would not even be theoretically possible (how can there be "illegal" immigration if there are no laws restricting immigration?).

Dr. Paul not religious?

Where did you get that information? He's not blatantly pious, however he and his wife were members of my parents church and I have read numerous accounts of his faith.

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By religious, I meant

By religious, I meant "blatantly pious". And arrogant enough to think he knows the mind of God. And arrogant enough to try and impose his beliefs in "what is right" on others.

Polling shows that Blacks and Latinos respond well to religious language and rhetoric while campaigning.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

If Huck is out

We need to take all his Iowa votes and build momentum.

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Yes. Very

good news for Dr. Paul!
Some folks in my community supported Huckabee. Why?
Probably because they think he was some sort of moderate Christian Bush type candidate. Huck just a big spending neocon socialist. Need to invite them all here to the Daily Paul to get educated! And I mean that with sincerity and humility.

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Huckabee was never in the

Huckabee was never in the running.

He is just way too radical overall. On religion alone he's going to ostracize half the country...

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Ron Paul should steer Christian Right & the Catholic Vote

Ron Paul could steer his speeches in the Christian Right and Catholic vote direction ....

It will be interesting to see if he does this. At my Ron Paul Meetups in 2007, I was impressed with the Catholic supporters of Ron Paul back in 2007.... when I asked them why they liked him, they said he was the most PRO LIFE person they ever had a chance to vote for:

Anti-Abortion, Anti-War, Anti-Death Penalty

3 stances of the Pope and so these Catholics where strong supporters of Ron Paul. They were upset with Dr Paul because he did not make much of an issue of these 3, as much as he makes with other issues such as the Fed, the Dollar, taxes... and so they wished he spoke more about these issues.

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Actually...

....he should do the exact OPPOSITE and not mention much about abortion and all that crap. The GOP made a deal with the devil (irony) when it catered to the religious right. Just because the two groups; conservatism and religious groups, tend to co-mingle and overlap, it doesn't mean that a CONSERVATIVE or MODERATE has to espouse some of the religious illogical nonsense.
Now I do in fact respect RP for his abortion views, even though I don't agree with some of it. That's my choice. I figure he's probably about 75% right but why am I having to get caught in the ditch explaining this to the average joe and johnette out there? His message about Liberty has worked 1000 x better than worrying about abortion issues.

Puppets come and puppets go but the world's stage is getting cluttered.

Really? It seems to me that

Really?

It seems to me that yes, Catholics are very anti-abortion, but anti-war and anti-death penalty...well, they generally supported Bush for years....can't imagine a sudden ideological shift.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

He traded his political clout fora job at Her Majesties Fox News

Huckabee is a loyalist to the British Crown, Israel and the many Caesars of this world. His boss is Rupert Murdock.

Huchabee has really no interest at all in serving this country because he is too busy trying to figure out how we can reallocate our own nation's credit to have massive give-aways of foreign aid to foreign kings and dictators who own a large part of corporate America.

Now that the Fed is having to buy up another $600 Billion in Treasuries this quarter (because no real investor will) this game is all but over; and Huckabee doesn't want to be the guy giving handouts when there is no more stuff for him to steal away from unsuspecting US tax payers so he can redistribute to his royal foreign friends.

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huckabee out?

PRO: theoretically more time for dr paul to speak at debates.

CON: we want a LOT of neocons to run to split the neocon vote, thus increasing the importance of the liberty vote.

Good. I really couldn't stomach another of his

subliminal Christmas ads- its not the content so much as the idea of him lying about it afterward and trying to make anyone who called him on it look crazy. The whole Huckabee package is oozing with intelligence-insulting anti-mojo.

Woah..... the fix is in

I think the word is out that the "evil ones" are giving Obama another 4 years. The "big name" Republicans know it and that is why they are being half hearted about running, or even dropping off the roster.

I think that is why RP just may cinch the nomination... and.. get lots of face time and exposure.

Will he be allowed to WIN over Obama.... probably not.
Does that make the effort meaningless..... ABSOLUTELY not.

The FED, and the economy are going down, and we want an educated populace for the rebuilding. We want the masses deciding on FREEDOM and not dictatorship when everything falls apart.

Ron Paul's run may be the most important event in our lifetimes, as he PREPARES the MINDS of the masses to chose Liberty! That is why all of our enthusiasm and drive must be to spread his message and make it "main stream".

Ron may very well get many libertarian minded CONGRESSIONAL and SENATORIAL candidates elected if his message catches on. So let's have FUN, and be REALISTIC about what we are doing.

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If RP gets to debate Obama

there will be a revolution, IMHO - Perhaps the party plans to do anything necessary to stop it. For all we know, Mitt has already been selected and knows it - the deal is done - and why should he be interviewed at all? Clearly, he can only be diminished if he opens his mouth. For all we know, he's known for four years that he's got the spot.

Whatever happens, I think you're right, the impact of this campaign is going to be very powerful and very long lasting. Even if RP loses the primary, think how much more he will be proven right in the coming days.

I hope we see that.. Barry

I hope we see that.. Barry won't stand a chance against Ron in a debate.. Break out the popcorn and watch the carnage lol..