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Huckabee Turns to Texas

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 11:30 am

[Guest post by DRJ]

While fundraising at Chuck Norris’ Texas ranch following his second-place showing in South Carolina, Mike Huckabee hinted that Texas may be the pivotal state for his candidacy:

“Freshly bruised from a second-place finish in the South Carolina Republican primary, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee told a gathering of Texas financial supporters Sunday that the GOP nomination may come down to the Lone Star State on March 4.

“By the time we get through Feb. 5, there still will not be a decisive winner,” said Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas. “I’m having to reach down deep and swallow my Arkansas pride, and it is taking everything in me to be able to say this, but, folks, Texas may just have to save this Arkansas boy and put us over the top in March of this year.”

I don’t know if Texas voters will make the difference for Huckabee’s campaign but I’m not surprised he’d like some Texas money.


9 Responses to “Huckabee Turns to Texas”

  1. The Huckster may find that Texans have already had their fill of glib Arkansans.

    tmac (5408eb)

  2. This Texan certainly has.

    EHeavenlyGads (17aca7)

  3. Amen.

    DRJ (517d26)

  4. This Texas and many he knows would vote RonPaulian before they’d vote Huckster! Us’ns whose classic liberal/libertarian or as i would phrase it ” Jeffersonian” will vote for a a lefttist or rightist totalitarian.

    RiverRat (2eac4b)

  5. Politicians in the Elmer Gantry mode are nothing new to us Texicans. We are used to them. But for the most part, they went out of vogue with LBJ and the “good ole boy”, back slapping that was Texas politics. Basically, the baby kisser who had one hand on the Bible while he had his other hand in your pocket went out with the “higher the hair, the closer to God” syle of Dallas women and a pair of longhorns as your hood ornament.

    Rick Perry has come out for Rudy, John Cornyn has not said and Kay Bailey is too worried about how to win the Governor’s mansion by pandering to the Hispanic vote by getting rid of funding for the fence.

    And the biggest problem that any candidate has in Texas? The 2 million illegals we are having to deal with. Any Republican who wants to take Texas will come out against McCain and the Shamnest Bill and the fact that Arkansas is a sanctuary state thanks to Huckabee and his campaign financing friends at Tyson Foods.

    Most Republicans I know were rooting for Fred but if Fred drops out they are all saying Romney is their second choice.

    Sorry, Huckabuck, this is not California. We Texans are not impressed that you have Walker, [phony]Texas Ranger standing next to you.

    Hopefully, the man from Hope has no Hope in the Lone Star State.

    retire05 (5a6dc9)

  6. Wrestler Rick Flair has joined the merry band. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Joe Horn courted by the Huckster.

    He is beginning to look as silly as Cindy Sheehan with her entourage.

    voiceofreason (bff326)

  7. Well, I’m a Texan, and I know a Huckabee supporter. Not a smart man. A baptist.

    Personally, I wouldn’t vote for Ron Paul over Huck because Paul’s a Nazi. But I would vote for almost anyone else over Huckabee, including any other GOP frontrunner.

    Huck has the very strong possibility of raising a ton of Dallas evangelical money. And getting some votes. But this is not the super conservative state it’s often thought of as.

    I’m still hoping for Fred. Probably a lost cause, but that’s what primaries are for.

    Jem (f4707c)

  8. This is one Texas voter that would like to make a difference in Huck’s campaign … just not, um, in the way Huck would prefer.

    thirteen28 (fb294d)

  9. Fred Thompson just dropped.

    As Nelson of Simpsons fame might say,

    “Hah Hah!”

    Leviticus (b987b0)

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