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Old 12-06-2007, 03:15 PM   #16
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I'm not in the least surprised that Huckabee is gaining - especially here in Iowa, where I live. The social conservatives don't really have anyone else who they feel represents them. Of course I disagree with him on pretty much everything, but I understand why people on the other side of the political spectrum would like him.

He's also got that friendly, folksy thing down pat. I wish people would stop using that as a criteria for seleting candidates at the expense of everything else, though. That's how we ended up someone like Bush in the White House.
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Yes he seems very Bushlike. Looks like he's got society's decay all figured out too.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:30 PM   #18
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Yes he seems very Bushlike. Looks like he's got society's decay all figured out too.

Yeah...remember George Bush ran a campaign and had people believing that he would be a "compassionate conservative" and he would be a "uniter not a divider" and "work across both sides of the aisle" and that he "understands people are hurting".

Then he was elected and got down to the business of making sure that big business and the rich could stuff as much money in their pockets while he and his bunch were in office until such time as people could figure out that it was all a lie. Now, Huckabee will try the same approach and see just how unbelievably naive we can be.
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He actually seems like a decent guy with a sense of humor, but I disagree with him almost 100% on the issues.
I think that's how most liberals and independents feel.
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He actually seems like a decent guy with a sense of humor, but I disagree with him almost 100% on the issues.
Exactly. Whenever I see him on TV, I think, "Well, he is a likeable guy" and then I look at his positions on some of the issues and .
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I'm not in the least surprised that Huckabee is gaining - especially here in Iowa, where I live. The social conservatives don't really have anyone else who they feel represents them. Of course I disagree with him on pretty much everything, but I understand why people on the other side of the political spectrum would like him.

He's also got that friendly, folksy thing down pat.
Exactly. I think Huckabee is definitely representative of many of the conservative people in Iowa. And Iowans are known for that "small-town friendly folksy" thing, so yeah, he's right at home there.

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I wish people would stop using that as a criteria for seleting candidates at the expense of everything else, though. That's how we ended up someone like Bush in the White House.
Agreed wholeheartedly. I'm with the others in this thread. Huckabee's like the Republican equivalent of Obama in that I think he's sincere with his beliefs, and he seems more concerned with making sure his own campaign's going well than constantly nit-picking at what his competition's doing. And for that, I respect him. But I too have yet to agree with the guy on anything he says.

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AT this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement somewhat in detail of a course to be pursued seemed fitting and proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention and engrosses the energies of the nation, little that is new could be presented. The progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself, and it is, I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.

On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it, all sought to avert it. While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, urgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war—seeking to dissolve the Union and divide effects by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came.

One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union even by war, while the Government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it. Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with or even before the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh." If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
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Poll: Huckabee opens up commanding lead in Iowa

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new poll of Iowa voters conducted this week seems to show Mike Huckabee surging past the rest of the Republican field, beating his closest rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, by 22 points among Republicans, 39 to 17 percent.


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Huckabee: I didn't watch Romney speech

BLUFFTON, South Carolina (CNN) – Speech? What speech?

Mike Huckabee said Friday he did not watch the speech on faith given by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but offered lukewarm praise for what he had heard about Romney's comments.

The former Arkansas governor said from what he had heard, Romney "seemed to have done an excellent job."

But the Baptist minister argued that he has been confronted with questions about his faith more than Romney has, and that he would make a "God speech" too if given the airtime.

"I get all of the God questions at the debates, so you know when people say, 'Oh, he had to make a speech,' I'm thinking, 'Hey you know what? If you'll give me national television time, I'll make you a God speech, and I'll tell you what I'll do, I'll throw in an offering and an altar call to throw in with it.'"

Huckabee was speaking with reporters after attending a fundraiser here.
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Huckabee wanted to isolate AIDS patients. This is not cool!
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I was prepared to give him a pass on the parole thingy, but today's article in the LA Times changed my mind. The SOB used his position to get a fellow "Christian" out of jail. Now two women are dead. Huckabee can rot with the dead rapist for all I care.
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but the guy was in jail for raping a cousin to Bill Clinton.

shouldn't that be taken into account when granting parole?
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Would a former minister give preferential treatment to Christians?

Actually, correction: would a former minister who's running for the Republican nomination give preferential treatment to Christians?

Hmmm...
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