Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trumps Grabs Headlines, But Huckabee Still Leads In New CNN Poll

Mike Huckabee has led in numerous polls as the early front runner for the GOP presidential nominee.  Another poll today by CNN has Huckabee at the top of the pack.

Is the popularity of Mike Huckabee old news?  Well the CNN article made a big deal about Donald Trump now placing 5th among republican hopefuls and seemed to downplay the consistent positive showing of Huckabee.
In a CNN poll released today, self-identified Republican adults named the usual suspects as their top choices to represent the party in next year's presidential election. But behind Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin came business mogul and reality television host Donald Trump, placing fifth, just two points back of the former Alaska governor.
Mike Huckabee led all potential candidates at 19%, followed by Mitt Romney (18%), Newt Gingrich (15%), and Sarah Palin (12%). Trump broke into double-digits as well, coming in at 10%.
Huckabee and Romney have led almost every national poll of the GOP field, with Palin and Gingrich rounding out the top-tier. Rep. Ron Paul has been the only other candidate to consistently poll near those top four. In CNN's latest poll, Paul placed behind Trump, at 8%.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Should Mike Huckabee Run For President? Join The Debate!

I thought it would be interesting to start a debate on whether you think Mike Huckabee should run for President.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Huckabee Supporter Makes Strong Case For Presidential Candidacy

I am sharing a comment post from Randy Davis on a recent post by Ben Smith of about the strength of a Huckabee candidacy.  I feel Randy brings up alot of great points - thanks Randy!
There is no question in my mind that the GOP has within their power the ability to force Obama into being a one termer, but that is only if they get behind Governor Mike Huckabee. Not sure if he will run again , but it would be nice to have a true fiscal and social conservative (not to mention an adult) in the White House. 
Those who know him best support him the most. There is a reason for that. They know his real record, not the twist fest and nearly humorous distortions that even some "conservatives" engage in. I personally know people who lived in Arkansas during his time as Governor. 
When Huckabee arrived, Arkansas was a corrupt state, with education, unemployment and infrastructure ranking among the lowest in the USA. And despite lowering taxes more than any Arkansas governor in state history, he has always answered for one significant tax hike to rebuild the state's foundational woes. What you don't hear much of, is that he signed the bill into law after the voters passed a ballot initiative in favor of the tax funded 80%! Huckabee didn't raise taxes, the people did. 
And to say that the most visible advocate for the Fair Tax Plan in American politics is liberal with economic policy, seems more than a little odd. That is not a liberal vision regarding tax reform and economic recovery. It, like many of his ideas and accomplishments, is an example of thinking outside the box and being bold enough to enact creative solutions to big problems,without worrying what the polls will say the next day. 
He answered to no establishment. He was loyal to no lobbyist. What his record shows as an executive leader, is that he is the most deserving person to credit for the literal modernization of the state. By the end of his era, Arkansas proved to be a model for restoration. It had a booming economy, low unemployment, better schools (went from 48th to 9th place), higher incomes and a relatively low tax burden compared to many states. And, though he arrived with the biggest state debt in history, he left with a surplus of millions. 
Mike Huckabee is in a league of his own. He has the most experience of anyone in the GOP bullpen at this time and has a likeability factor that would run off of any chart. Plus, his communication skills would even be envied by Ronald Reagan. Comparing Mike to Mitt Romney or some of the other "establishment candidates" would be like comparing Thomas Jefferson to George Jefferson. 
If Obama wins a second term, it won't be because of the liberals. It will be because many so called "conservatives" were so ill-informed and boneheaded where Huckabee is concerned that they failed to unite behind the wisest, most talented leader our nation has seen in a generation. 
Rush-Beck-Coulter-Malkin and their ilk offered up Obama for us the last time around , and it would appear they are gearing up for act two in 2012. Had they been honest with themselves and their audiences in 2007-2008, they would not be whining 24/7 today about the socialistic drain America is swirling down -- because it's quite possible Mike Huckabee would be President today.

POLITICO: Huckabee's strength - Ben Smith - Huckabee's strength

POLITICO: Huckabee's strength - Ben Smith - Huckabee's strength

Huckabee Leads GOP Pack In New Iowa Poll

Another poll is showing Mike Huckabee leading the pack in Iowa.  The poll taken by We Ask America shows that Huckabee is ahead with 20 points followed by Sarah Palin (14 pts), Newt Gingrich (13 pts) and Mitt Romney (13 pts).

Click here to read more about the poll and see a video overview of the Republican early race put together by KCCI TV in Des Moines.

Monday, March 14, 2011

All The Way To November 2012 For Huckabee

“I just don’t understand how it is that a person can read these polls day after day and the narrative is constantly everybody but me. Whether I do it or not, the fact is that if one looks at the overall body of information that’s available, nobody would be in a better position to take it all the way to November.”

Mike Huckabee in a recent interview