Huckabee broke, pulls out of Florida, can't afford media travel (1 Viewer)

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Less than a month after a huge upset victory, and promises that fundraising would be ramped up, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is asking his senior staff to keep working for him without pay, while lower level campaign staff are seeing their salaries cut dramatically or eliminated altogether.

http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=12611



Republican Huckabee ditches media entourage
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s cash-strapped campaign says it will no longer lug around the news media.

While candidates who have won multiple contests are expanding their campaigns to travel with more reporters critical for covering their events, the former Arkansas governor, who has only won Iowa, is getting out of the media transportation business.

Huckabee came in a disappointing second in South Carolina, a state full of conservative Republicans (a constituency that helped deliver a victory for him in Iowa), and he placed third in Michigan after spending several days there to try to knock off the state’s native son Mitt Romney.
http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/01/21/republican-huckabee-ditches-media-entourage/
 

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Less than a month after a huge upset victory, and promises that fundraising would be ramped up, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is asking his senior staff to keep working for him without pay, while lower level campaign staff are seeing their salaries cut dramatically or eliminated altogether.

http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=12611



Republican Huckabee ditches media entourage
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s cash-strapped campaign says it will no longer lug around the news media.

While candidates who have won multiple contests are expanding their campaigns to travel with more reporters critical for covering their events, the former Arkansas governor, who has only won Iowa, is getting out of the media transportation business.

Huckabee came in a disappointing second in South Carolina, a state full of conservative Republicans (a constituency that helped deliver a victory for him in Iowa), and he placed third in Michigan after spending several days there to try to knock off the state’s native son Mitt Romney.
http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/01/21/republican-huckabee-ditches-media-entourage/
Conservatives didn't deliver Iowa for Huck, religious nuts did and they are mostly lefty anyway. If the foolish Dems would embrace a pro-life, pro-religion stance they would never lose an election.

For the record I'm pro-life but I have big problems with most protestant religions and Islam.

I like the FairTax but I don't think Huck is serious about that.
 

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If the foolish Dems would embrace a pro-life, pro-religion stance they would never lose an election.
Religious dems are called Repulicans
 
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So, this guy can't manage his campaign funds, yet some people believe he can handle running the United States and its budget?:covri:
 

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Lets be honest, Huck was a media creation. And for a less extent, so is McCain.

Romey will win the nomination and defeat Hillary.
 

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So, this guy can't manage his campaign funds, yet some people believe he can handle running the United States and its budget?:covri:
He was counting on a win in SC to boost his fundraising and polls. The race is much harder, if not impossible, for him to win now.

Giuliani will probably be broke after FL if he continues at his current burn rate.
 

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2008 PRESIDENTIAL RACE

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Lol, where's Waldo?
 
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2008 PRESIDENTIAL RACE

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Lol, where's Waldo?
No surprise Hiltlary, McCain and Romney make up 3 of the top 4. Also not surprising Ron Paul is not even on the list.
 

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Huckabee was nothing more then a media creation. They want he or McCain to win so bad.
 

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Conservatives didn't deliver Iowa for Huck, religious nuts did and they are mostly lefty anyway. If the foolish Dems would embrace a pro-life, pro-religion stance they would never lose an election.

For the record I'm pro-life but I have big problems with most protestant religions and Islam.

I like the FairTax but I don't think Huck is serious about that.

You are probably right about the Democrats, but they are owned by the pro choice wacks and hollywood and are a tick away from being Socialists. Democrats from 30 years ago would be Republicans today.

As for Huck, pulling out of Florida makes sense. He can't win it and it's a winner take all state. Why not pull out and focus on Super Tuesday? That said, this signals the beginning of the end. He may actually be a force years from now...but not now.

McCain will win the nomination and win over enough of the conservative wing of the party to defeat Hillary. As for beating Obama, not so sure.
 
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So, this guy can't manage his campaign funds, yet some people believe he can handle running the United States and its budget?:covri:
According to Wikipedia, Huckabee's raised ~$2M while Bama and Hillary have raised over 40 X as much ~$90 and ~$80 respectively. Considering Romney and Guliani are at $63 and $47, it's hard to imagine he is in second in total number of delegates so far. If he can get the nomination on a shoe-string budget...he's likely to do a very good job of saving the American tax payer dollars compared to his bloated competitors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_for_the_2008_presidential_election
 

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