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UPI: Huckabee, Paul discount front-runners

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul said Sunday their recent polling and fundraising success shows voters are not sold on GOP front-runners.

Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, told CBS' "Face the Nation" his campaign is "on fire" and said he's drawing crowds up to four times the size expected.

"These are folks who are ready to sign up and who are ready to walk through eight feet of snow to get to the polls," Huckabee said.

He took it as a badge of honor that fellow GOP contender Fred Thompson attacked him recently.

"It's a real form of flattery when you start getting attacked, because no hunter points his gun at a dead carcass," he said.

Paul, a Libertarian GOP congressman from the Houston area, said the $5 million in contributions his campaign pulled in last week shows Americans "are just starved for" his vision of limited federal government. Still, he recognizes he's a long-shot.

"But compared to 12 months ago, I would say that it's much more likely now," Paul said. "... Don't try and tell my supporters that there's not a chance, because they believe."



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"...drawing crowds up to four times the size expected."

Notice that Huckabee didn't give any absolute numbers. What does "up to four times the size expected" mean. If he expected 20 people and he got 80? Someone should ask him how big his crowds are?

yeah but three of them were

yeah but three of them were cameramen from fox news and then sean hannity was there.....

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Thomas Jefferson, 1791

If expect 10 and get 40

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

How could a man like Huckabee possibly...

jump 3 or 4 % he has little money and little organization. I smell a rat.

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

He jumps 3 or 4% with no

He jumps 3 or 4% with no money because noone like the "front-runners" and Fox is giving Huckaboo a bunch of free airtime. Otherwise he would be as dead as Tom Tancredo.

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Thomas Jefferson, 1791

Smirk

Did you not see him smirking when asked about being Ghouliani's VP. That said it all right there.

TaxHikeMike

Mike was blinking so fast, I actually felt a breeze from the tv. And thats, the Honest to Ron Paul Truth! ;)

Huckalugee is the antethisis of a Preacher!

You would expect Pastor Huckalugee to be humble straightforward and honest... and Dr. Paul... a 10 term congressman to be full of it...

BUT ITS JUST THE OPPOSITE!!

Huckalugee acts like a CAREER POLITICIAN... not to mention someone at youtube edits the remarks on his video's... and I'm not talking about ASSININE REMARKS EITHER..

Just ones like... What's Huck's opinion on governmental spying of citizens?? What about a Foreign Policy of billions to dictators like Musharaff in Pakistan? Does Huck support the National ID? how about the Patoriot act?

God forbid you ask those questions.. cause they are QUICKLY deleted..

And ON FIRE>.. my god.. Huckalugee must have been watching Ron Paul's site instead of his own... His did look a lot like Ron's for a while..... But I'm sure he would claim its just GREAT MINDS THINKING ALIKE!!!

Ron Paul.. the ONLY honest choice!

Huckalugee

The media proping up Huckaboo is like watching "Weekend at Bernies part 3"

its more like "Weekend at Mike's...the Neo-Cons last sales pitch" lol

I watched this and this story is a bit off the mark

1) Huckabee was acting like he had a movement like Ron Paul's Revolution, but the only thing that's got him any attention was the fact that the media has been juicing him up with a bunch of BS. And the fact that the choice of front runners is poor at best. If four times what he expected is 4 more people than 0, I may believe him.
2) Ron Paul did not claim this was "his vision." He basically said it was the message and that he was just a part of it.

Mike
Ron Paul is my HERO!!!

Mike
"Fire Team for Freedom"
visit www.mikeandjake.com

WHAT A SHAM!!!

So typical of the MSM to spin the good doctor's words like that. I saw the interview, and his words were nothing to that effect. Ron Paul knows he can win this one, and so do we.

"Free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions." Thomas Jefferson, Kentucky Resolutions of 1798

:O)

Yes we do.

he will win, i just wish he

he will win, i just wish he would have voiced his confidence a bit more toward the end. but oh well, he's a humble man. he will win.

No delegates

No win. We are in deep caca in here if we can't get our delegates. I understand now the importance of being a delegate.