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Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by faithcontender, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. faithcontender

    faithcontender New Member

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    Giuliani and Huckabee tied nationally for the 1st time........

    Giuliani’s support has fallen to 18% and four other candidates are within six percentage points of the lead. Mike Huckabee is enjoying an amazing surge and now shares the top spot with Giuliani at 18%. Close behind are John McCain at 14%, Fred Thompson at 13%, and Mitt Romney at 12%. Ron Paul attracts 7% of Likely Republican Primary voters nationwide and no other Republican candidate reaches 2%

    ".....It remains unclear whether the current round of Huck-a-mania is nothing more than Mike Huckabee’s fifteen minutes of fame of if the former Arkansas Governor has a serious chance of winning the Republican nomination. But, there is no doubt that he has shaken up the race-- Huckabee is also a frontrunner in Iowa,essentially tied for second in New Hampshire, and has pulled to within a single percentage point of Hillary Clinton in a general election match-up. On Wednesday, Rasmussen Reports will release data on a Huckabee-Clinton match-up in Arkansas. Later in the week, new polling data for the South Carolina primary will be released.


    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/pub...ial_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
     
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  2. faithcontender

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    Now Huckabee is leading Giuliani by 3%:

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows a new national leader in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination. While enjoying an amazing surge, Mike Huckabee has earned support from 20% of Likely Republican Primary[​IMG] Voters nationwide. Three points back, at 17%, is Rudy Giuliani. That’s the lowest level of support ever recorded for Giuliani in the tracking poll and represents a seven-point decline over the past week. Huckabee has gained eight points during the same time frame (see recent daily numbers).

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/pub...ial_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
     
  3. JustChristian

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    It really doesn't matter because the Democrats are going to win the Presidency after 8 years of the worst President in American history.
     
  4. webdog

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    Worst? On what grounds?
     
  5. Magnetic Poles

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    I can give a few reasons:
    • Misleading us into war (lies or intelligence failure, whatever you believe)
    • Suspension of habeus corpus
    • Spying on American citizens phone calls & emails without warrants
    • Patriot Act provisions that infringe on liberty
    • Fearmongering for political gain
    • Squandering the goodwill of the world
    • Squandering a budget surplus and running up the nat'l debt
    • Runaway spending on big govt
    • No-bid contracts for business cronies
    • Failure to hold staff accountable (e.g. Libby)
     
  6. KenH

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    Running even larger budget deficits than President Clinton did - when one leaves out the Social Security yearly surplus which gave the illusion of budget surpluses during the Clinton administration.

    Expanding the size and scope of the federal government beyond what it was under President Clinton.
     
  7. Bro. Curtis

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    reconsidered. not worth it.
     
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  8. webdog

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    Same here :BangHead:
     
  9. bobbyd

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    I'm still undecided at this point as to I'm voting for in the primary...which for us is on Super-Duper Tuesday; but as i watch Huckabee rise in the polls and the front runners and alleged potential front runners start to falter i'm wonderin if he is more of the "Anti" candidate than a first choice candidate.
    For the social conservative he is the Anti-Rudy, who may be more conservative on economic issues but has a long history and has admitted to be very liberal on social issues.
    And he may also be the Anti-Mitt, who may very well turn out to be more conservative than in the past...but a vast number of evangelicals will not support him because of his LDS faith.
    And he may even be the Anti-Fred, the alleged front runner who was supposed to make a major impact and possibly win...but has fallen by the wayside.

    Like i said, i dont know. I do know just about any of the Republican candidates are head and shoulders better than any of the dems...i'm just glad i don't have to choose yet.
     
  10. Ivon Denosovich

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    FT bloggers have posted an interesting video on Free Republic.

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    This is the mom of a murder victim that was killed by a criminal Huckabee helped release. Interestingly, she doesn't think Huckabee should drop out of the race but she does want an apology. Sounds more than fair to me. She obviously isn't interested in politicizing her daughter's death or she would be demanding Huckabee quit. This hasn't prevented the Huckabee camp from politicizing their response, however, when they fired back arguing technicalities such as, "Governor's don't have the power to do what we're accused of blah blah blah" which completely sidesteps the point(!) that as Governor it was Huckabee who lobbied for his release and (unfortunately) won.
     
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    And the surge continues.....There is no stopping now even with the smear campaign against Huckabee.

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/74215/page/1
     
  13. faithcontender

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    Sounds pretty much like a previous President, Abe Lincoln (except for the phones and emails).
     
  15. faithcontender

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    Huckabee is giving God the credit for his remarkable campaign through the prayers of his christian suppporters. This idea might be offensive to others but it just shows his humility by not taking any credit for himself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSQNSlUUoOc
     
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  16. KenH

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    Remember the old saying..."Don't count your chickens..." :smilewinkgrin:
     
  17. faithcontender

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    Another State where Mike is now leading.

    Michigan Republican Primary

    Mike Huckabee - 21%
    Mitt Romney - 20%
    Rudy Giuliani - 19%
    Fred Thompson - 9%
    John McCain - 8%
    Ron Paul - 7%

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com
     
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    He is also the worst from a conservative standpoint.
    Failure to protect the borders.
    Supporting a form of illegal alien amnesty.
    Record federal deficits.
    Lack of vision and leadership in executing the Iraq war.
    Failure to reform Social Security
    Failure to reform Medicare
    Appointing unqualified people to his cabinet based on them being his buddies.
    Promoting democracy in the Palestinian state before they are ready, then getting angry when they elect Hamas.
    Establishing alliances with thug nations such as Saudi Arabia.
    Not vetoing pork barrel bills from Congress until the Democrats win control.
    Advancing the cause of a North American union.
    Only giving lip service to abortion with a Republican Congress for six years.
    Abusing the Patriot Act.
    etc
    etc
    etc
     
  19. faithcontender

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    Huckabee's Rise and Rise


    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2007/12/10/post_234.html?hpid=topnews
     
  20. KenH

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    If Mike Huckabee wins the South Carolina primary, then he has a chance of winning the GOP nomination. Until then I don't see where his campaign is on a different trajectory than that of Pat Robertson's in 1988 - who did well in Iowa but flamed out after that.
     
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