Have you noticed just how many Repubs are either running for president or thinking of running for president?
Let’s say they all somehow make it to the GOP convention…..just what the Hell would that mean?
Ever hear of a brokered convention? No?
Then read on….it is a fascinating idea and would make for a Helluva GOP convention…….
The GOP’s worst nightmare and a pundit’s dream: A brokered convention in 2016.
My brain is barely calm after the many candidates announcements yesterday…….then BAM! The Huck-A-Buck had to throw his hat in the ring……
It is official we now have one more GOP candidate running for the GOP nomination….the Right Reverend Mike Huckabee.
Mike Huckabee is throwing his hat in the ring—again. The former governor of Arkansas today announced “I am a candidate for president of the United States of America” at the University of Arkansas Community College, in his hometown of Hope—which also happens to be the birthplace of Bill Clinton, USA Today reports. “Every day in my life in politics was a fight,” Huckabee says in a video set to introduce him. “But any drunken redneck can walk into a bar and start a fight. A leader only starts a fight that he’s prepared to finish.” The video also notes Huckabee’s ability to rise above “Bill Clinton’s Arkansas,” includes visuals of both Bill and Hillary Clinton, and describes his plan for a “maximum wage” for workers, per the AP. How his entrance is being framed:
- RealClearPolitics has Huckabee currently sitting sixth out of 14 current and potential GOP presidential candidates.
- Writing for the Washington Post, Karen Tumulty notes a few things in Huckabee’s favor (he’s a “gifted communicator” with solid name recognition), but sees the path as challenging. Though he won the 2008 Iowa caucuses, his funds soon petered out, and this time he’ll face “credible” opponents, some of whom “are challenging him for the financial and political support of conservative Christians.”
- At the New York Times, Trip Gabriel frames 2008 as the easier race. “The biggest question in voters’ minds about Mr. Huckabee … may be why he has returned to the fray. Although American politics is full of stories of the ultimate triumph of also-rans, from Richard M. Nixon to Ronald Reagan, Mr. Huckabee would seem to face greater obstacles than during his first presidential campaign, when he battled only a couple of rivals for the party’s conservative base.”
- How an NPR headline puts it: “Can Huckabee Overcome The ‘New Car Smell’ Of Other Candidates?”
We will get all the love and concern of a Bible thumper…….Huckabee’s folksy charm may not sway many gay rights supporters, as the former Arkansas governor has called for themandatory quarantining of people with HIV/AIDS, defended ex-gay therapy and pledged to restore Don’t Ask Don’t Tell if elected president. Such remarks aren’t surprising, as Huckabee has also compared gays to Nazi propagandists, alcoholics and people who have sex with sheep. Most recently, he linked the purported danger of gay rights in the U.S. to the threat posed by the terrorist group ISIS. He has warned that same-sex marriage is a “perversion” that will lead to divine punishment and the end of America.
But I hope he brings his shadow from the 2008 campaigns….Chuck Norris…..so I can once again use……”The Huck And Chuck Show”………
Do you realize that there is a chance of 18 or more GOP candidates in this election……gonna be a crazy election……cannot wait.
It is our lucky day!
A busy day in the line for filing to run for prez………a popular past time among GOPers……..
Its official yet another GOP candidate for the fire……we have a plethora of male d/bags, a black retired doctor and now we have a female running for the nomination of the GOP for the 2016 election….shades of Palin? Oh joy.
Yep Carly Fiorina is running for president of the good old USA…….since she could not win as governor of California or was it US Senator?……..But that somehow should give her a leg up for the presidency……..I just love these people that have more money than brains and must feed that ever expanding ego…..and this one has that huge ego problem.
Say hello to our newest GOP candidate……..
The GOP has been looking for that “special” lady to fill in where Palin crapped out…..is this that “special” lady? We could make a comparison like they are both GOP women and……..(give me a minute I am thinking)…….never mind! I do not think she is capable of that down ho,me demeanor that Palin had…….they both can sling worthless red meat at the micro brained base but in the end they are both completely worthless as candidates.
We all wait on baited breath for an announcement from Huckabee and then the field of wackos will be complete………and we wait!
Things work out weird sometimes…….like today…..I never intended on this being a pre-2016 election special…..but as thing work out it is……..I know a bit early but as they say “fore-warned is fore-armed”……..
The GOP is growing and an alarming rate……soon every GOP voter will have their own personal candidate.
The newest candidate is 2016’s version of 2012’s Herman Cain……..Dr, Ben Carson, a bored retire doctor with very little intelligent thing to say…….but he is running……..
The three senators officially seeking the GOP nomination are have been joined by somebody with more experience in brain surgery than politics. “I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States of America,” retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson tells CBS 12. The 63-year-old is expected to launch his candidacy at an event in his hometown, Detroit, this morning, reports the New York Times, which notes that the field is filling up: Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul have already declared, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina is expected to enter the race today, and Mike Huckabee is expected to follow suit tomorrow.
Carson has never been elected to political office, but he doesn’t see political inexperience as a drawback and polls put him right in the middle of the potential GOP field, ahead of the likes of Rick Santorum, reports CNN. After his speech today, the vocal opponent of ObamaCare plans to travel to Iowa, where a pro-Carson political action committee says it has already recruited leaders in all 99 counties, the Times reports. In March, Carson apologized for claiming that prison proves homosexuality is a choice, and he tells CBS 12 he has learned from the experience. “I don’t wander off into those extraneous areas that can be exploited. I have learned that,” he says.
YAWN! And more yawns to come.
The GOP is good with slogans and the deifying of past conservs…..but what they really need to do is take a long hard look at reality….
Oh Brother! You guys have a ways to go before you can claim any worthwhile political success……
Yes, I read the American Conservative! Surprise! Surprise!
Don’t be surprised……they actually have some good stuff in the magazine…..I may not agree with them all the time….at least they are not the batcrap crazies we deal with everyday.
This is a very interesting piece and needs to be read……and most notably needs to be understood where the GOP was back in the day and where it is now…..
My thought is that the GOP should return to the days of Ike…..the Dems seem to be the party of war these days…….why not ry a new tack…..the one they are on now is not winning them many elections?
A Return to the Peace Party | The American Conservative.
It has begun! The media sideshow…..the media circus that we lovingly call our election process……
If you are a conservative then you will be bombarded with the promise of a “limited government”……that evil brought to you by those no good liberals…..
Guess what! That “limited government” is a pipe dream….a slogan for the mindless to nod in approval…..as government is today…you will NEVER have that elusive fantasy of a “limited government”…….
We’ll Never Limit Government Unless We Ditch Foreign Intervention by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com.