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Discussion in 'Politics' started by The Scribe, Feb 5, 2008.
Huckabee was counted out too soon. :smilewinkgrin:
With all due respect to WV, is 18 delegates going to matter at all? Huckabee is going to need a lot more than that.
Here are the results from the first round of voting:
Mitt Romney has 464 votes (41%)
Mike Huckabee has 375 votes (33%)
John McCain has 176 votes (16%)
Ron Paul has 118 votes (10%)
The media is talking about how the McCain/Huckabee deal helped Huckabee win, but the combined McCain-Huckabee votee was only 49 percent: Paul supporters sealed the deal, and will get 3 delegates for helping Huckabee win at the convention today. Huckabee’s supporters offered a deal: If Huckabee won the convention, three members of his delegate slate would resign. Responsibility for replacing those delegates goes not to the state party or national party but to the winner of the convention. Thus, Huckabee’s campaign would replace the three delegates with three Ron Paul delegates.
West Virginia has 9 more delegates that will be decided on the May 9th primaries.
Right... But at least it shows that WV will not be bought off by candidates.. .nor will we be swayed by the media that has already decided the race.
We have always stood independently..
We have always been fighters...
And I am so proud that I live in WV today...
The Media is ignoring Huckabee because he hasn't got the money to spend that others do.
Welcome to what Ron Paul has faced this entire election.
Good for Huck, but it won't matter one bit. He will not win.
I am afraid you are right.
But let me enjoy this anyway!!
Here is a myspace Bulletin, I just received from Huckabee....
This campaign is on the move!
We just won the West Virginia Convention and claimed 18 delegates against the heavy favorite Gov. Romney. Why? Because conservatives are rallying around our campaign.
New polls show us rising in Georgia, Alabama, Missouri and Tennessee as well. Voter turnout today is critical.
The media is having a hard time explaining our win in West Virginia and we are loving every minute of it. In fact, one reporter wrote about our win saying: "Romney loses West Virginia!" I guess it's hard to say "Huckabee wins" when you have been pretending this was a two man race.
Lets work together and make them say "Huckabee wins" a couple of more times tonight.
1. Email or call your friends and family and make certain they vote.
2. If you live in a Super Tuesday state make certain you vote and bring your friends and family to the polls.
If we continue to focus on turning out votes today we are going to do very well.
With deep gratitude and BIG THANK YOU to West Virginia,
Huckabee camp denies deal over West Virginia caucuses
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign is denying it cut a "back room deal" with Arizona Senator John McCain to win the West Virginia Republican caucuses.
That is simply not true. Most of the states Huckabee has won tonight he was expected to win. Romney, thankfully, is doing a pitiful job. I suspect the race after tonight will be McCain in the lead with either Huckabee or Romney in a distant second. I also predict that both or one of them will be out of the race within a month.
In my mind the dye is cast. This will be a McCain (R) v. Hillary (D) race.
I could be wrong but it does not look like I am.
Another Huckabee wins for Alabama
Anyone want to make odds on the GOP having a McCain/Huckabee ticket?
Huckabee pretty much swept the South. McCain better look hard at those voters if he wants them to believe his rhetoric.
And REPUBLICANS better get excited and get united. The Liberals came out to vote in full force today.
Yeah, and it is going to be tough to get excited over McCain...
Since it is very likely that the Democratic Party nominee will be the next President I prefer Obama to Clinton.
I say not likely. I doubt that that McCain will compromise with evangelical conservatives. They are his political opponents.
So what we will end up with is both partys ignoring a huge base of voters...
Very smart! McCain had better prove he is a conservative, and do it fast because he is being seen by a lot of republicans as a Rudy-like republican.
If he is nominated I will have to vote for him, but it will only be a vote against Hillary or Obama... not an affirmation of him.
How likely would it be for the evangelicals to back a third party candidate?
It matters a lot to those of us who live in WV. It shows us that maybe we still have hope for our state, whether Huck wins the nation or not.
So now it's important to know who you're voting for?!? I believe Ron Paul was a great pick, and still would be, but the rest of his base wants someone perfect and instead you get what's left.. you get to vote against the democrats instead of for the republicans...
Isn't this hard it mostly always works out? When we will wake up and find someone worth being in the office that we can get excited about? Will it ever happen? Does it matter if it don't?
Come quickly Dear Lord.. come quickly..
Other than being a Baptist minister, which in and of itself is a good thing, Did you notice his record as governor at all? How does that even begin to play as Republican? Small government? Low taxes?
Congrats on having hope for your state.. When Hillary is done in the WH do you really think it will matter which state you're in and how you voted in the primaries?
I don't mean to be ugly, but I believe people are voting for Huckabee because his a minister, not because of his record. I once said I would vote for him if Paul didn't get in, but then after looking over his record it was clear I didn't want him leading the nation. That is just my opinion though.