Mike Huckabee News
Mar 08 2014
As the reviews come in for Gov. Huckabee's performance come in, we will add them here.
Steve Deace: "Got to watch Mike Huckabee hold court with the media today at?#CPAC2014?. It was very impressive. The press treated him like a serious presidential candidate for the first time, asking serious questions about a host of issues. Frankly, he crushed it. He sounded better informed and more confident than he did in 2008. As a standard bearer for Republicans, he displayed a knowledge of the issues and winsomeness GOP hasn't had in a generation. He pulled no punches on red meat issues like Benghazi and didn't back down. He still has very valid questions to answer on several limited government issues once the primary starts (questions I have also raised), but he seemed ready for the big leagues. Had a full cache of staff as well. He looked like he was already running a general election campaign. This will not be the awe shucks Huckabee of 2008."
"... In his speech, Huckabee criticized the former secretary of state over the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
“With all due respect to Hillary Clinton, it does make a difference why they died,” he said to cheers and applause from the audience.
Asked afterward if Clinton is part of the Republican Party’s discussion about 2016, Huckabee said she is — as is Benghazi.
“If the Democrats want to continue to say she is far and away the front-runner, if she is the standard bearer for the Democratic message … you bet she’s a part of that discussion,” Huckabee said."
"Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) didn't disguise his presidential ambitions on Thursday, touting his socially conservative bona fides and blasting both President Obama and Hillary Clinton in his Conservative Political Action Conference speech.
"These are the things that I know. I know there is a God, and I know this nation would not exist had he not been the midwife of its birth. And I know that this nation exists by the providence of his hand, and if this nation forgets our God, then God will have every right to forget us," Huckabee said. "I hope that we repent before we ever have to receive his fiery judgment."
Huckabee is making strong signs he'll make another run for the White House in 2016, positioning himself as a favorite of social conservatives."
"Mr. Huckabee also blasted the Obama administration for its surveillance programs, heath care overhaul, and what he called a feckless foreign policy that has failed to move people like Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“No one listens to us. No one respects us. No one fears us,” he said.
As for the federal government, he also said that no government policy, such as Mr. Obama’s health care overhaul, should infringe on religious liberties."
@GovMikeHuckabee Go Gov!!— Lindy Paulson (@LindyPaulson) March 8, 2014
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