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Bizcuits
02-09-2008, 8:17 PM
Huckabee has won Kansas by a huge percentage.


As of right now, Huckabee has a lead in LA and WA...

Is it even remotely possible for Huckabee to win the nomination>?

Looking for facts from those who are more knowledgable of the system and how it works.

aklover_91
02-09-2008, 8:22 PM
I'll say I hope not, and leave it at that.

Jared D
02-09-2008, 8:34 PM
I think for Huck to win the nomination he would have to win virtualy every delegate in all remaining states. It would be a miricle, either that or Mccain would have to fall off the face of the earth:p

-hanko
02-09-2008, 8:38 PM
Huckabee has won Kansas by a huge percentage.

As of right now, Huckabee has a lead in LA and WA...

Is it even remotely possible for Huckabee to win the nomination>?

Looking for facts from those who are more knowledgable of the system and how it works.
Anything is possible, Huckster as the candidate not remotely probable, at least to me.

I think we're looking at either Obama or the Pig-from-Hell v. McCain. I'll predict Obama the winner in the first scenario or McCain in the second. Not good news either way.

-hanko

MrTuffPaws
02-09-2008, 10:04 PM
I'll say I hope not, and leave it at that.

+1 There isn't a worse man for the job IMO.

Kestryll
02-09-2008, 10:11 PM
I'd vote for Huckabee over McCain/Hil/Obama happily.
Of the four he is the least likely to cause me to wonder if he's lying when he speaks.

Hilary/Obama---Marx/Lenin, to quote Gozer 'Chose the forum of the Destructor'.
McCain---liberal/pseudo-conservative/moderate/whatever gets him votes and favorable press.

Yeah, those are much better options... :rolleyes:

He's not who I'd have preferred but he looks like the best of what's left.
You can see why I'm not in marketing... ;)

gazzavc
02-09-2008, 10:21 PM
Hilary/Obama---Marx/Lenin, to quote Gozer 'Chose the forum of the Destructor'.


Does that mean we will have the StayPuft Marshmallow Man running on the Democrat ticket ???

:jump:

Kestryll
02-09-2008, 10:29 PM
Does that mean we will have the StayPuft Marshmallow Man running on the Democrat ticket ???

:jump:

He's the automatic VP-Designate. ;)

Bizcuits
02-09-2008, 10:58 PM
Does he have a chance of winning though? "as in what would he have to do to win?"

As of now he has taken Kansas and Louisiana for sure. With a 2% margin still left on WA.

ETD1010
02-09-2008, 11:12 PM
Honestly, I don't think the republicans have a chance in hell if huckabee wins the nomination. At least McCain can pull votes way from Hillary/obama...

bg
02-10-2008, 12:51 AM
Has anybody even looked at where Huck stands on some of the
issues ? Check it out..

http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Issues.Home
http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Issues.View&Issue_id=18
# The Second Amendment is primarily about tyranny and self-defense, not hunting.
The Founding Fathers wanted us to be able to defend ourselves from our own government,
if need be, and from all threats to our lives and property.

# Second Amendment rights belong to individuals, not cities or states. I oppose gun control
based on geography.

# I consistently opposed banning assault weapons and opposed the Brady Bill.

# As Governor, I protected gun manufacturers from frivolous law suits.

# I was the first Governor in the country to have a concealed handgun license.
We're looking for a pro 2nd A man among other issues, here he is. What does McPain
bring to the table in regards to the 2nd Amendment ?

Bizcuits
02-10-2008, 6:26 AM
Has anybody even looked at where Huck stands on some of the
issues ? Check it out..

http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Issues.Home
http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Issues.View&Issue_id=18

We're looking for a pro 2nd A man among other issues, here he is. What does McPain
bring to the table in regards to the 2nd Amendment ?


While I voted for Huckabee.

I think others are just saying McCain is more electable.

BlackReef
02-10-2008, 6:49 AM
I will vote for Huckabee. He's a good man and he supports the 2nd Ammendment more than anyone else still running. Hes also the only guy that seems to have his head screwed on right

mblat
02-10-2008, 8:05 AM
Hackabee has no less chance of winning that RP ever had. And that is ZERO, none, nada.

Wake up and smell the coffee. In November you will have a choice between voting for outright socialist, McCain or staying at home.

Blacktail 8541
02-10-2008, 8:26 AM
McCain will get the nomination and we willl be back to decideing on who is the less evil of the canidates left. Not any good choice left in my opinion. I would vote for Huccabbe, but the chance of him getting the nomination is a very remote possibility.

hawk81
02-10-2008, 8:46 AM
Mccain sucks. He's a manchurian canidate. No telling what they did to him in that POW camp in Vietnam. That's why he's probably so screwed up. Huckabee isn't the greatest. If people would vote for Ron Paul we wouldn't have this problem. Paul follows the constitution 100%. I'm so tired of people voting for someone just because they are the lesser of two evils. That is why our country is so screwed up.

CCWFacts
02-10-2008, 9:43 AM
I like Huck more than I like McCain. However, Huck needs to win nearly every delegate that is left for him to win. That's not possible. Even if he gets 60% of the vote in all the remaining states he will not win.

McCain is getting the nomination. I think he'll be ok on gun issues. Not great, but ok.

ptoguy2002
02-10-2008, 10:46 AM
No, unfortunately.

mblat
02-10-2008, 10:59 AM
Mccain sucks. He's a manchurian canidate. No telling what they did to him in that POW camp in Vietnam. That's why he's probably so screwed up. Huckabee isn't the greatest. If people would vote for Ron Paul we wouldn't have this problem. Paul follows the constitution 100%. I'm so tired of people voting for someone just because they are the lesser of two evils. That is why our country is so screwed up.

This totally uncalled for. I am no fan of McCain, but accuse him of being a traitor...... For the G.d sake leave such tactics to Clintons.

Listen. McCain is George Bush with the sense of fiscal responsibility. At least it is appears that he has one. So he is actually improvement over what we have now.

So unless you are one of those "Hate Bush" characters, WTF is your problem?

EDIT:

besides, does it ever come to you that for absolute majority even republican voters RP positions are totally unacceptable? So you are in position you are, because it is YOU who is out of touch what Joe and Jane want?

bwiese
02-10-2008, 11:10 AM
Huck cannot win against Hilldog and, likely, Obama.

People confuse "conservative" and "Evangelical". Huck is actually quite a bit less conservative than McCain but with all the enhanced religious baggage that REALLY scares midground educated suburban swing voters away - and may in fact drive them into the opposite camp.

Some of the attacks on McCain not being "conservative enough" have only to do with religious issues, like stem-cell research. That actually endears him to me.

Huck can bring in fewer votes than he will skew away in the areas that count.

People are getting smart enough these days (I hope) that they will vote for candidate regardless of who VP is, I think concept of 'ticket balancing' has fallen away.

MrTuffPaws
02-10-2008, 11:47 AM
Has anybody even looked at where Huck stands on some of the
issues ? Check it out..

http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Issues.Home
http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Issues.View&Issue_id=18

We're looking for a pro 2nd A man among other issues, here he is. What does McPain
bring to the table in regards to the 2nd Amendment ?

Have you looked where Huck stands on the other issues?

bwiese
02-10-2008, 12:00 PM
Have you looked where Huck stands
on the other issues?

Yep, that's why people would flee.

Suburban middle/upper-income homeowning swing voters just won't vote for a throwback anti-Evolution/anti-biotech person. They're concerned about their kids' schools - dumbed down enough already - being dumbed down further.

And he's not even that conservative. Looking at his Arkansas history, and subtracting out Evangelical and RKBA issues, he makes Arnie look like Tom McClintock.

Everytime he opens his mouth you know he's from the South - not just from accent, but from content. "Biotech" to Arkansas is how to rip the guts outta chickens more quickly at Tyson processing plants. In many ways Huck is just Clinton shifted to the right a bit, with some Thumpin' thrown in.

Sure if Huck wins I'll vote for him because I vote guns first. But it'll be Hilldog by 7%-9% over Huck in the general election.

artvls
02-10-2008, 12:18 PM
I understand that Romney can instruct this deligates to vote for another candidate.

Billness
02-10-2008, 12:18 PM
Huck cannot win against Hilldog and, likely, Obama.

People confuse "conservative" and "Evangelical". Huck is actually quite a bit less conservative than McCain but with all the enhanced religious baggage that REALLY scares midground educated suburban swing voters away - and may in fact drive them into the opposite camp.

Some of the attacks on McCain not being "conservative enough" have only to do with religious issues, like stem-cell research. That actually endears him to me.

Huck can bring in fewer votes than he will skew away in the areas that count.

People are getting smart enough these days (I hope) that they will vote for candidate regardless of who VP is, I think concept of 'ticket balancing' has fallen away.

+1 from one Bill to another.

Ticket balancing has more to do with how the pundits etc frame the campaign. It can lend some minor support, but VPs are not massively significant. Simple ideas and campaign focus are far more important. "The economy, stupid" will be a big one this round. Fiscal responsibility might, at as well. Optimism always plays well. Remember "It's morning in America."

I'm not sure about voters being smarter. Remember that Prop 91 got a ~43% yes vote even though the official argument for it was to vote no on 91. :D

Huckabee as VP would still scare off quite a few of the informed moderates who would otherwise split for McCain.

It will be interesting to see what, if any, realignments happen with this election ... specifically, if the evangelicals start to lose some of their control. The primaries indicate that they just might be. The Dems are facing a similar internal conflict that will be very interesting to see as well.

The general election is still very much up in the air.