Should Huck Run?

I’ll be up front with you. I like Mike Huckabee: not everything about him, but I don’t like everything about anyone, including (especially) myself. As a governor, he demonstrated the ability to be successful in an executive position, while maintaining his integrity as a Christian. My only question is, “Can he win?” If he can’t win, then we need a candidate who can. As my title implies, I’m asking you, our readers and writers, for your thoughts. ~ TD


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WeeklyStandard.com

Huckabee: ‘Don’t Make Me Come’ to Washington

(A president needs the…)’Patience of Job, the strength of Samson, the courage of David, the perseverance of Noah, the intellect of Paul, the wisdom of Solomon, and the forgiveness of Jesus ‘

By Daniel Halper Jan 3, 2015

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYVRwrN6loI?rel=0&w=500&h=281]

Mike Huckabee kicked off his final show on Fox News with a lesson on governing — and a warning:
The front page of Friday’s Wall Street Journal was a story about White House officials indicating that President Obama was planning on doing less by executive order in the coming year and instead working through the normal process of negotiating with Congress. What a novel idea: a president, after six years in office, suddenly discovering the constitutional process of legislation that involves all three branches of government. Look, I hope it is true, but if past performance is an indicator of future performance I got no reason to be overly optimistic.
“My own frustration with President Obama is not merely the dramatic point of view that I have with him, between his liberal views and my conservative ones. It’s as much with his squandering the opportunity that he had that he do he said he would do … back in 2008. …
“Quite frankly governing is hard work. It requires the patience of Job, the strength of Samson, the courage of David, the perseverance of Noah, the intellect of Paul, the wisdom of Solomon, and the forgiveness of Jesus. And there is no substitute for time spent building relationships with people who don’t like you and who don’t want to work with you. In the words of that great political philosopher Mick Jagger, ‘You can’t always get what you want.’ …
“Now we haven’t seen much of that out of Washington. But I would welcome the approach. So here’s hoping that in the new year of 2015, we see the fine art of governing and if not, I will say what parents often say to their kids, Don’t make me come up there.”
Huckabee will reportedly end his TV show with tonight’s episode to explore a run for president.
https://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/huckabee-dont-make-me-come-washington_822680.html


 

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Mike howrightismike
Mike howrightismike
5 years ago

Good post, Traildust. And, yes, he can win. Against Hillary, ANYONE can win. If intelligent Americans organize and counter-balance the leftwing media and Democrat Party attempts at voter fraud, he can win.

Gunny G
5 years ago
MA in MO
5 years ago

I would have to take another look at Huckabee. I was not impressed with him when he first came on the scene but things change, people change and quite frankly I forgot what it was about him that “put me off.” If he runs, I would definitely take another look. Anything would be better than a Jeb / Hillary choice.

Northerngirl
Northerngirl
5 years ago

No please! I am hoping for someone more on the order of a Trey Gowdy, who unfortunately does not want to run. While I do like Huckabee, I don’t think he can win. Sorry. ?

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
5 years ago
Reply to  Northerngirl

I love Governor Huckabee. I love that he is a devout Christian, but I agree with you Northerngirl–I don’t think that he has that certain spark that would sweep him into the White House. Heaven knows, we need a change! I just don’t know for sure what that change would be. I love Ben Carson, but I don’t know that he has the name recognition to enter the frey. I am going to look up who Trey Gowdy is; this is only the second time I have heard of him??? I just hope that The Lord watches over our nation,… Read more »

Northerngirl
Northerngirl
5 years ago
Reply to  TrailDust

I know what you mean but I still think we can do a bit better than Huckabee. There’s still a bit of time left and this is all assuming there will be anything left after the Putting Princess is done with his destructive rule.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
5 years ago

I think it’ll come down to Rand Paul. I’d prefer Ted Cruz but the argument about his eligibility is still so contentious. My all time favorite is Palin,but though she has a very loyal base,there are too many out there who would discard her because of things the Media says. She and Mike Huck share some traits I like a lot though-they’d BOTH fight to the death for Constitutional Government,and both are fearless in the face of opposition to their beliefs. Both have the ability to lead and get people enthused with the idea of making America GREAT again. On… Read more »

Northerngirl
Northerngirl
5 years ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

I agree that Palin would be excellent but the media has painted her as a fool which she is FAR from. The problem with that is the voters who can look no further than what mainstream media says; they take it all in as gospel truth. They are much too busy watching “Dancing With The Stars” to be expected to look into things themselves though. And besides, it’s only the well being of our country we’re speaking of, nothing of importance to them.?(sarcasm alert of course)

MA in MO
5 years ago
Reply to  Northerngirl

To busy not only with “Dancing with the Stars” but the latest football, basketball, baseball, golf, heavy metal concrete, and the list goes on.

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
5 years ago
Reply to  TrailDust

Neither Ted Cruz nor Marco Rubio are “natural born citizens” (born in the U.S. of two U.S. citizens) and are therefore constitutionally ineligible for the presidency. Not that anybody actually cares. 🙁

MA in MO
5 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Cruz and Rubio may not be “natural born citizens” but they could be a VP, cabinet position, or taking a page from our current prez’s playbook, a consultant. At least if they were consultants they would not belong to the muslim brotherhood. Although no cares about the current prez’s foreign background, I assure you that if the Republicans put forth someone with questionable eligibility, the lame stream media would make sure they talked about it 24/7 365 days/year until that person was forced out of office.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
5 years ago
Reply to  MA in MO

Exactly right-they’re brilliant enough to be of immeasurable help to whomever DOES become President.People forget that the President doesn’t run the Country by himself (or HERself,if that comes to be) THAT is why the President has a “Cabinet”. Those are people he relies upon to help and advise him in areas where he knows he may be a little weak or less skilled. Now we have some EXCELLENT people who may not be President material for various reasons,but who could help the next President bring back the Country we all love.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
5 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

I think we all,at least those of us on this board,care. That’s the BIG reason it pi$$es me off that so LITTLE has been said and done about this trained imposter who occupies the White House. He isn’t eligible to RUN for President,on at least 3 different counts,but Pelosi (Yes-I lay this at HER feet) vetted him as a Candidate without ONE PAGE of documented proof of eligibility. Inherently,then,ANYONE can become President;all they need to do is appeal to the right Senator,kiss the right butt.

Northerngirl
Northerngirl
5 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Yes, the Muslim UFO has set a new precendence for this one I believe. But much like most Liberal things it’s do as I say not as I do.

dee
dee
5 years ago

My first choice is Trey Gowdy, but maybe he can do more good where he is.
Then maybe the Huckster as VP and Carson as the head of HHS. I keep hoping for a new shining star to emerge and get everyone’s attention. There is still time. I do hope Hillary is the Dem’s choice, it will be so much fun watching that crash and burn.

Dave
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Dave
5 years ago

Should Huck Run?
No.
-Dave

Glenn47
Glenn47
5 years ago

Wow, loaded question, there is good and bad about everyone and anyone that wants to run. As for Huck, as much as I like the man and most of what he stands for, his earlier stanch on Common Core left a bad taste in my mouth. Can we do better, who knows, we have a large corral, but there is something about everyone of them. But, when I look at what the DEMs may toss out, ie, Warren, I get nauseous. Cruz, we all know Constitionally he isn’t eligible, but then the guy sitting there now isn’t either. His father… Read more »

Glenn47
Glenn47
5 years ago
Reply to  TrailDust

It came out several months ago and I just about fell off my chair, it took me by such a surprise., then someone made a comment to him and he was actually snarky. My computer threw up, so not sure I can find it.

Glenn47
Glenn47
5 years ago
Reply to  TrailDust

TD after poking around,mI couldn’t find it, so I googled Huckabee supports CC and it jumped out all over. First in 2013 in the Washington Times, then Red State and others. He was on the Governors Board. Then he started back tracking and saying he was misconstrued, but I don’t think so. And I like the guy, he just got caught.

Ti
Ti
5 years ago

The only votes up for grabs next election are the folks who can’t decide whether to grab a dime bag or a 40 for party time

DCG
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DCG
5 years ago

Doesn’t matter who the repubs/RINOs put in the race. The SRM, Soros, Media Matters, DNC, etc. will do everything in their power to smear, lie, misinform, and misconstrue the truth to the masses and LIVs. Public indoctrination and Pravda-media are designed to make you care more about the wrongs of the evil, rich, white repubs; the wrongs done by Wall Street; the struggle of perpetual victims (minorities, LGBT, feminists, etc.); and make you believe how the TEA Party wants to destroy America (i.e., take away any God-given government benefit you are entitled to). Yeah, I’m cynical. But two terms of… Read more »

DCG
Admin
DCG
5 years ago
Reply to  TrailDust

True. But I’m not sure the SRM played a big role in those wins. But the presidential election? Well, we know how Pravda will report that.
There’s always hope 🙂

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
5 years ago

I have to say,though,that in MY opinion,Palin weathered the Media storm better than anyone else I can recall,except MAYBE Reagan. She can take it,and she can DISH it when needed. The sad thing about the office of President is that the people who would be the BEST for the job are people I wouldn’t WISH the job on. Believe me-I’ve seen a job AGE the worker faster than their years. (An example is the Miners in my area-at the age of 45,they look 70. Long hours per shift,rotating shifts,early mornings,the dust,the chlorine smell that wafts through the air every day,the… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
5 years ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

Truckjunkie . . . your comments are so profoundly true. Any person of “good moral character” who chooses to run for POTUS is someone who is also selfless. The gift they would give the nation is beyond measure–their lives are forever changed; it can be seen in how much they appear to have biologically aged during their tenure.

muhadeeb99
muhadeeb99
5 years ago

Reblogged this on Life and Times.

Ida Temple
Ida Temple
5 years ago

Gov. Huckabee is the type of person we need in the White House. Having watched his TV show for the past six years, I noticed his compassion as well as his opinions on how to handle terrorists. Huckabee is a very strong person. And when having to make a choice between his religious beliefs and protecting the USA and its citizens,and not will not give up either one. I belief his faith will be how he is judged as a leader, however. If he runs. I will definitely vote for him and help him in anyway that I can. Thank… Read more »

CalGirl
5 years ago

I LOVE the Huck & he’d have my vote. But, I dont’ think he can win. We need a WINNER almost above all (except for moral/human/Constitutional issues). So far….I see only one or so possibilities…like Ben Carson…for instance…but could HE win? If we (Conservatives) can’t successfully get a member into the White House…what does it matter WHO we “run?”

MA in MO
5 years ago
Reply to  CalGirl

“If we (Conservatives) can’t successfully get a member into the White House…what does it matter WHO we “run?” and to this I say AMEN. I made a commitment to my Lord and Saviour years ago (I believe it was the last Clinton v. ?? election) that I would never again vote for the lesser of two evils. I know there are those who think if we don’t vote for whatever Republican they put forth, we guarantee a Demo win. Well so be it! If the Republican’s put forth a RHINO or maybe I should say anyone but a firm believer… Read more »

DCG
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DCG
5 years ago

TD: I forgot to mention this: Huckabee pardoned a violent criminal (he had 5 felony convictions in AK), Maurice Clemmons, who went on to murder four cops in Lakewood, Washington. It was bad….this didn’t set well with me.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood,_Washington_police_officer_shooting