Dems Hold Fire On Huckabee

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  1. Martin

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    "Democrat party officials are avoiding any and all criticism of Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee, insiders reveal.

    The Democratic National Committee has told staffers to hold all fire, until he secures the party's nomination.

    The directive has come down from the highest levels within the party, according to a top source."


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    A wise decision on the Democrats' part. They know that with Huckabee as the GOP nominee that in the general election for the Democrats they would be playing the part of the New England Patriots competing against the GOP playing the part of the Baylor Bears in football.
     
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    It's good that Democrat understimate Huck. See what happened when the media and republican frontrunners undestimated him.
     
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    A good point. Of course, we are weeks away from the actual voting, especially Super Duper Tuesday. The Huckabee supporters had best not count their chickens before they hatch.

    However, the general electorate is not composed of 40% conservative evangelicals(why they are supporting an economic liberal like Huckabee is a good question) like the Iowa GOP caucuses will be, nor about 30% conservative evangelicals like the GOP primaries in the southern states will be.
     
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    There is behind the story.

    The Huck-bashing Whodunnit

    Who's behind the anti-Huck headlines blaring at the top of Drudge claiming Dems are "holding fire" on Huckabee and see him as an "easy kill" in the general election? Not the Democrats, according to this response from a DNC spokesperson solicited by the intrepid Jonathan Martin:
    "We always appreciate having our hard work noticed, and we know Mitt Romney likes to feel special, but the truth is we've been tracking Huckabee for over a year. The Romney campaign should take heart in the fact that the Drudge Report is buying their spin hook, line and sinker because nothing in that story came from us."​
    Hmm. Now who else would have a vested interested in taking Huckabee down? Oh, right......

    http://time-blog.com/real_clear_politics/2007/12/huck_bashing_whodunnit.html
     
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    Matt Drudge's Crusade Against Mike Huckabee


    Something to keep in mind as Matt Drudge continues his effort to take down Mike Huckabee: Huckabee poses the most immediate and serious threat to Mitt Romney.

    As John Harris of the Washington Post first reported in October 2006, Drudge has an unusually close relationship with a senior Romney strategist, Matt Rhodes:
    Last year, a delegation of RNC officials flew to Miami Beach, where Drudge lives, for a dinner at the Forge steakhouse to introduce the Internet maven to Matt Rhodes, the party's new opposition research director.
    During his time at the RNC, Harris suggests, Rhodes was the G.O.P.'s main conduit for funneling potentially damaging research on Democrats to Drudge.

    A year ago, Rhodes signed on to Romney's campaign. Since then, Drudge-watchers have noted Drudge's consistent refusal to hype--and in many cases to even mention--negative stories about Romney. But now Huckabee threatens to blow Romney's nomination strategy. Since last week, Drudge has unleashed a torrent of screaming, anti-Huckabee headlines, culminating in today's "exclusive" (which cites one unnamed Democrat) about the Democrats' supposed hope that Huckabee will emerge as the G.O.P. nominee.

    http://www.observer.com/2007/matt-drudge-crusading-against-mike-huckabee
     
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    DNC Says Drudge Report on Huckabee is Bogus

    Tuesday, I posted a story from the Drudge Report that basically said the Democratic Party was holding their fire on Mike Huckabee because they want him to be the nominee and that he’s the easiest candidate to attack. Hold on a minute, says Karen Finney, Director of Communications with the Democratic National Committee. She tells me that Drudge has it wrong and that the Romney camp has a hand in the story:
    "We always appreciate having our hard work noticed, and we know Mitt Romney likes to feel special, but the truth is we've been tracking Huckabee for over a year. The Romney campaign should take heart in the fact that the Drudge Report is buying their spin hook, line and sinker because nothing in that story came from us."
    The Brody File, in our mission to always be fair, is trying to provide the full story. Bottom line: this GOP race is like a gunfight at the OK Corral.

    http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/285568.aspx
     

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