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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Huckabee Video: God Responsible for My Rise in Iowa Polls.



Unbelievable.

I'm predicting Romney will use the same reasoning to explain how well he's doing in early states tomorrow when he gives his speech. (Heavy sarcasm)

HatTip: Mother Jones Blog.

Update: I'm not alone in thinking this. Jim Geharty sees this as a strange claim from Huck (and his wife's similar claim as confirmation) Love his line: "Dang. Here I was looking at poll numbers, advertising, and endorsements, when I should have been detailing and quantifying the "not human" factor in the race."

12 comments:

Rock said...

Off topic - How effective do you think Romney's organization will be in Iowa compared to Huckabee's? I have voted in Republican primaries, but never in a caucus. Can you explain who organization might be more crucial to the outcome in a caucus than in a primary? Thanks.

Jeff Fuller said...

I've never participated either. Lots of Iowa experts give the edge to Romney because of his organizational prowess.

However, Evangelicals are historically strong on GOTV efforts.

Should be a battle royale!

Makeli said...

What I think he meant to say was "Huck if I know". Did he seriously go there?

Nealie Ride said...

Relating to the speech, I just heard about an upcoming movie about religion and politics.

The movie is called "Article IV: Faith, Politics, America."

It will be released soon.

You gotta see the trailer below:

http://www.articlevithemovie.com/trailer.php

Bob Waters said...

Why is it unbelievable that a Christian should be grateful to God for his good fortune?

Nealie Ride said...

It's more than gratitude to God, Bob. He's attributing his success to the power of God. That is what he said.

"There's only one explanation for it. And it's not a human one.... It's the same power that helped a little boy with two fishes and five loaves..."

Christians (and others) are supporting him. That's not miraculous. It's not divine. People dissatisfied with all the others flock to Huck. He's still fresh and speaks well.

It also helps virtually nobody knows his weaknesses (flat tax plan is a joke, skeletons in closet relative to pardons, terrible on taxes & spending, and downright awful on immigration). But don't worry, we're all getting to know his weaknesses. His numbers will indeed fall.

You really don't have a problem with such comments?

Anonymous said...

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Amy said...

Very interesting Huck story:

ALERT: Huckabee Wanted to Isolate AIDS Patients (in 1992)

"If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague," Huckabee wrote.

"It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents."

When Huckabee wrote his answers in 1992, it was common knowledge that AIDS could not be spread by casual contact.

Huckabee did not return messages left with his campaign.

Read the entire story here:

http://nyformitt.blogspot.com/2007/12/huckabee-wanted-to-isolate-aids.html

Encouraging morality is good, since HIV is most commonly transmitted while behaving unbiblically.

Yet, to quarantine? Come on, Mike. What were you thinking?

Amy said...

Another story I just read at NY for Mitt will negatively affect Huckabee.

They just keep finding out more and more about this Arkansas fellow. He's surged upward, but will soon return to Earth.

Huckabee's Very, Very Poor Judgment: Released One Felon Every Five Days

http://nyformitt.blogspot.com/2007/12/huckabees-judgment.html

Earlier this week I posted a story about Gov. Huckabee influencing the parole board to release convicted rapist Wayne DuMond from prison and DuMond's subsequent two rapes/murders. In addition to making me sad, the story convinced me that Huckabee's judgment is a big problem.

During Huckabee's 10 years as governor he granted more clemencies than the six states bordering Arkansas put together. Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas combined granted 624 clemencies. Huckabee granted 703.

These numbers are staggering. To put them into context, on average, Huckabee was prematurely releasing 70 felons a year. Or, one felon every five days.

Do you really believe he knew their cases and history as well as the jury that put them behind bars? Do you really believe he studied the data well enough to truly be informed about each of these decisions? Impossible. Where was his respect for the legal/criminal process the founders created?

But then again, how could he be expected to do all that homework? Between fighting for the rights of illegal aliens, raising the taxes and out-spending the liberals where would he find time to read tedious pleas from victims of the felons he was forgiving?

Huckabee was letting 1 felon out every 5 days! I think when people come to grips with that, they'll also question his judgment.

Amy said...

These recent stories are simply part of Mike's record. He's certainly not proud of some of this, but he said and did these things nonetheless.

It's the voter's job to honestly weigh Mike's past positions, statements, and actions.

Anonymous said...

I'm starting to wonder if this blog should be:

Iowans Against Huckabee instead of Iowans for Romney.

biff said...

Did you watch Mitt's speech? Hit a home run, huh? He'll make one hell of a commander-in-chief. My brother in Iraq would love to salute this guy.

Huckabee has gotten an artificial boost primarily from disaffected Fred Fans. He's now #1 in the Hawkeye State. Information is needed for you (if you're Iowan) and others to turn this trend around. What's so hard to understand about that?

Info will turn the tables. Mike's gotten by so far with his own introduction. Now, the media is introducing the guy they see. And we're beginning to find out just how different Mike's version is from an objective one.

What are your thoughts about the DuMond case? The HIV/AIDS quarantine story? His tax and spending record? His support for the ridiculous flat tax? His support for illegals' scholarships? These issues are finally being discussed.

When Fred was all the rage 1-2 months ago (you were likely part of that, since Huck had virtually no support) I imagine the posts focused primarily on Fred and Rudy.

So, no real surprise the amount of play Huck has gotten on this site. In fact, he's gotten a ton more coverage on about every political news site since he "surged."

We can't sit around and ignore this guy with such a bad record. Gotta let the folks know what's in his past.