Mike Huckabee

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  1. Cody2

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    Does anyone here like Mike Huckabee? He is a former Baptist pastor and he's a republican candidate. He believes marriage is between a man and a woman and is against abortion. He has some speeches you can listen to on YouTube and he also has a website, but I don't think I can post links so just search it on google. I like him because in almost everyone of his speeches, he mentions God. Tell me what you think about this man.

    My faith is my life - it defines me. I don't separate my faith from my personal and professional lives. - Mike Huckabee
     
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    He was my governor and I don't like him at all. I gave him the nickname "Governor Busybody" on a local talk show that I call into and the host started using the name as well. Just because he lost lots and lots of weight he wants to badger everyone else on the subject of health.

    On more substantive issues, he is soft on illegal immigration(even wanted to give Arkansas taxpayer money to the children of illegal aliens to attend college), and the Wayne Dumond situation was his Michael Dukakis moment.
     
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    Mike Huckakabee is really a Liberal Democrat disguised as a Republican. At least he doesn't publicly criticize any of his sons for being obese, so I guess that makes him an an O.K. Dad.
     
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    I can see why some conservatives would be attracted to Mike Huckabee. I thought about him as well. However he is nothing but Bush Part II. He is a big government Republican. I am going with Ron Paul (R) who is also pro-life (etc). In fact his bumper sticker is already on my little red truck.
     
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    What are Ron Paul's views on gay marriage? Who else likes Ron Paul?
     
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    All I can say is WOW! This is a great candidate. I was very skeptical, mainly because of the wide following he was getting (no offense fellow BBers). It turns out, he is not only very strong pro-life, but he actually has submitted legislation protecting the rights of unborn children.

    Listen to this, he is against the medical community monopoly. That may sound really strange, but for many of us who think that the majority of the medical community are crooks, this is great. He supports natural treatments and new alternatives for healing!

    This is my first year to vote, and after examining all of the candidates, I feel pretty confident about Ron Paul.

    It is really strange, I have been studying US History this year in school, and I can see MANY parallels between Ron Paul and our founding fathers.
     
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    :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    I think many Americans agree with you. I'm 32 years old, and I'll be voting for the first time with you.
     
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    I support Huckabee, but he doesn't get my unqualified support. I simply prefer him over all of the other candidates. (The pool's rather shallow this year.) Paul is too much of a libertarian for my tastes.
     
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    I hope so, James. It seems that many people I talk to have not even heard of Ron Paul. He definetly is not getting as much media coverage as Barrack and Hillary.

    Does Ron Paul support socialist medical care?
     
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    No. No libertarian does.
     
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    Then, I fear that he will have a hard time being elected president. It seems that the majority of the US population want socialist medical care.
     
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    He reminds me of Ross Perot, the moment he mentioned getting out of Iraq and getting the troops home was his first option I turned a deaf towards him.

    Give me Duncan Hunter over all of those other guys.

    Mit, Rudy, McCain, all of them might as well be democrats.
     
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    Why is keeping our national defense mired in a no-win conflict in Iraq somehow good for our country? But really that is what seems to be the deciding factor for most folks. We'll take any 'conservative' who will pledge to keep bombing the boogeyman in Arabland. We have enough problems at home to worry about.
     
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    Paul's position on the war is a good one. The total package doesn't appeal to me, though.

    I DETEST the tendency of the Republicans to act like Iraq is WW2.
     
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    KenH:

    You and I agree on most every point about illegal immigration, but, lately I been thinkin' about those two young men who are illegal immigrants because of their parents, who brought them here illegally.

    I mean, they grew up as American as any natural born child. They think American, they talk American, and so on, and they are very intelligent.

    Now, I'm not saying let them stay, much as my heart goes out to them and all, but, if they could go home to their home countries, learn to assimilate again or adapt again, they can be assets to their countries and we certainly have real friends there.

    Now, as for Huckabee's proposal or thinking to send children of illegal aliens to College at taxpayer expense I think there's something worth looking into it.

    These illegal parents come from countries which are corrupt, unstable, and sometimes hostile to the US.

    If we can send US-educated citizens of these countries back home, in due time, as generations come, we have countries whose base citizenship have a deep tie and sympathy with the US, and we didn't have to send our men and women to die in their country just so they can have democracy as we are doing in Iran now.

    Just musing.

    Do you remember what Huckabee's rationale was ?
     
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    The Huckster had lots of liberal ideas, such as this one about rewarding those who break our immigration laws. He also had liberal positions on crime, taxes, and the Nanny State.

    I think the rationale is that he is a liberal, not a limited government type.
     
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    He has no realistic chance at the moment of being elected president. These United States are a long ways off from being ready for a new birth of freedom.
     
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    Yeah, let's not focus on the folks in Afghanistan, and now western Pakistan, that attacked these United States on 9/11/2007 when we can keep our troops tied down in the middle of a civil war in Iraq.
     
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