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Mike Huckabee defends Barack Obama on Rev. Wright controversy

March 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the one-topic blogging this week, but this ongoing discussion of race in America is fascinating to me.  Here’s a video of former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee defending Obama’s handling of the Wright controversy and encouraging Americans to have a bit of sympathy for Wright himself.  Insightful stuff from a former pastor. The key quote: [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Mike Huckabee · Republicans

Mike Huckabee overstays his welcome on Saturday Night Live

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

In case you missed Mike Huckabee’s hilarious appearance on SNL last night, here’s the clip. And here’s what I’m thinking: The Mike Huckabee Show, weeknights 11:30pm - midnight on Fox.  It could happen.  It should happen.  Why is this guy wasting his career in politics? Oh, right.

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Tags: Mike Huckabee · Republicans

Profiles in political courage: Romney, Huckabee, Edwards, and black congressional leaders

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Four profiles in courage from politicians who are flip-flopping, calculating, and parsing their way to success: Unlike Rudy Giuliani, who endorsed John McCain the day he left the race, Mitt Romney waits until McCain’s delegate lead goes from insurmountable to a 100% mathematical certainty before finally endorsing the Senator yesterday.  Just one more example of Romney’s [...]

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Tags: Democrats · John Edwards · Mike Huckabee · Mitt Romney · Republicans

Showcase Showdown Saturday results

February 10th, 2008 · No Comments

First of all, if you don’t know what Showcase Showdown Saturday is, it’s because you missed this awesome post.  Catch up.  Second, just a few thoughts from yesterday’s results, where Barack Obama swept all three states plus the Virgin Islands, and John McCain lost twice to Mike Huckabee (Louisiana and Kansas) and once to “Other” (Washington): [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · John McCain · Mike Huckabee · Republicans

What the Huck?

February 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I really thought Mike Huckabee was done after losing South Carolina– the evangelical center of the universe– to John McCain, and so did everyone else.  But Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, and West Virginia begged to differ.  Huckabee still has no money and no chance to win the nomination, but the fact that he now has 6 states [...]

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Tags: John McCain · Mike Huckabee · Republicans

Republicans Super Tuesday predictions – McCain, duh

February 5th, 2008 · No Comments

I’d love to do an in-depth, state-by-state analysis of the Republican race the way I did for the Democrats yesterday.  But let’s face it, John McCain has the nomination wrapped up.  As bad of a position as the Republicans are in for the general election, the one thing you can say is that when it [...]

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Tags: John McCain · Mike Huckabee · Mitt Romney · Republicans

Correction, “Republican Debate Rankings, 1/30″

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Commenter Mike– who gets the distinguished honor of being the first person to leave a non-spam comment here at TWP– caught a mistake in my Republican Debate Rankings.  I stated: Mike Huckabee – Scored points for honesty by being the only candidate to note that Americans are worse off now than they were eight years ago [...]

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Tags: Debates · Mike Huckabee · Republicans · Ron Paul · Train Wreck Politics

Republican Debate Rankings, 1/30/08: Romney on top

January 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

This was the first debate I’ve watched using CNN’s online real-time reaction tracker.  It’s a graph from 1 to 100 that shows you how people are reacting, positively or negatively (100 being absolute positive, 1 being absolute negative), toward what a candidate is saying, and it’s pretty amazing.  The Politico– CNN’s partner in the debate– [...]

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Tags: Debates · John McCain · Mike Huckabee · Mitt Romney · Republicans · Ron Paul

That seismic shift you felt in the Republican Party yesterday

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Was a collective move by the entire party away from the right, back toward the center of the political spectrum.  The fact that John McCain– he of campaign finance, climate change, and immigration reform– and Mitt Romney– a blue-state, health-care-mandating, formerly pro-choice, governor– are now the party’s two frontrunners is astonishing.  Ben Smith and David Kuhn [...]

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Tags: John McCain · Mike Huckabee · Mitt Romney · Republicans · Rudy Giuliani