March 9, 2020

Today's Edition



The stock market got off to a very rocky start Monday morning, with Dow futures falling another 1200 points on fears of the coronavirus, triggering an automatic suspension of trading.

Also hurting confidence was a big drop in Asian markets caused by a plunge in oil prices. With people cutting back on travel to avoid the disease, oil producers have been thrown into panic by the possibility of a worldwide glut of oil, exacerbated by a price war between Russia and OPEC. Some experts say that could send oil plunging to as little as $20 a barrel this year.

While really cheap oil and gas seems great for consumers, it won’t help the US if the underlying cause of it slows down the economy worldwide, or if oil prices are so low that American producers can’t stay afloat.

Of course, what’s fueling all this isn’t really disease but uncertainty. The market is reacting to panicky reports and worst-case scenarios. By this time next year, if we’re careful, lucky and blessed, we might be looking back on this turmoil in relief that it all passed quickly and wondering why we let ourselves be so spooked by it. At least, let’s hope so.

In the meantime, keep doing whatever you can to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. To help, here is advice from the CDC:

And here’s that same info in more entertaining form, a music video from a Vietnamese pop group called “Jealous Coronavirus.”

With gratitude,

Mike Huckabee



Joe Biden

By Mike Huckabee

The traditional symbol of the GOP is the elephant, and the new symbol of the Democratic Party is the elephant in the room. There are so many things we’re not allowed to say in this PC age, according to the Democrats, but the latest “I see nothing!” item on the list is to question Joe Biden’s fitness to take on the most stressful and important job in the world for the next four years.

Let me state a caveat right up front: I have never joined in the attacks on candidates for making slips of the tongue. Having campaigned myself, I know how easy it is to fumble your words when you’re exhausted, sleep-deprived and making the same speech for the 12th time that day. Even great stage actors will tell you how hard it is not to fumble dialogue when you’re repeating it for the 500th time. This is why I never gave Obama a hard time over saying “57 states.” Brain glitches and tongue fumbles are only human. Few people have benefited more from our indulgence of that fact than Biden, whose “glitches” have been laughed off as a charming idiosyncrasy for years.

I also have no patience with the leftists who keep trying to diagnose and psychoanalyze Trump or his supporters without ever meeting them. Disagreeing with leftist policies that have failed miserably everywhere they’ve been tried, or fighting back when you're unfairly attacked, are not mental illnesses.

But Joe Biden’s latest appearances have gone so far beyond mere “gaffes” that they can’t be laughed off any longer. Even those on his own side are starting to question whether, at 77 and after two brain aneurysms, he’s up to the job. Just since I last wrote to you, he’s called Kim Jong-Un “Cum Jong-un,” referred to himself as “O’Biden” (it’s not St. Patrick’s Day yet) and referred to the “Obidenbama” Administration. He also apparently revealed Kamala Harris’ endorsement prematurely. (I won’t pile on the “We’ll reelect Trump” gaffe because that appears to have been taken out of context.) And it’s hardly the first time he’s forgotten Obama’s name on the campaign trail.

There are even whispers that Obama’s seeming reluctance to endorse Biden might stem from his having been around him in person and suspecting something was wrong, but not wanting to say so.

His campaign insists he's perfectly fine, and I hope that's true. But this is no longer just trash talk from the right, but genuine bipartisan concern, and it’s growing. As that first link above reveals, even leftist Matt Stoller tweeted, “Democratic insiders know Biden has cognitive decline issues. They joke about it. They don’t care.”

Podcaster Joe Rogan, who’s endorsed Bernie Sanders, declared, “Stop. Pause. He can't be President. Listen, we can't play any games here folks. This is a really old man who can't talk." And liberal journalist Glenn Greenwald scolded the media for ignoring what he calls Biden’s "obvious cognitive issues," which he’s been writing about for months.

Even Bernie Sanders, who is 78 and had a recent heart attack, thinks the DNC’s decision to schedule more breaks and let the candidates sit down during the next debate is an attempt to help Biden get through the evening.

There’s a theory going around that cynical Party leaders think of Biden as a faux moderate Trojan Horse. Once he’s in, they’ll run things with him as a figurehead or else pair him with a leftist running mate who will quickly take over. That would seem like a crazy conspiracy theory if they weren’t acting so defensive about it.

Bottom line: I don’t want to cast aspersions, and I sincerely hope and pray that Joe Biden is not suffering from any health issues, both for his and his family’s sake and for the good of the nation. But if there is anything serious behind this escalating series of worrying “senior moments,” then the Party and the candidate owe it to the American people to be honest and tell us now. The future of the United States is too important to spring it on us after the election.



I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:

Goofus & Gallant, 2020: If you are exposed to the coronavirus, be gallant and self-quarantine the way Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar did after learning they had contact with someone who’s tested positive for it at last week’s CPAC gathering. And let's all remember them, and anyone else who's had exposure, in our prayers.

On the other hand, don’t be a Goofus and break your quarantine to attend a father-daughter school dance at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.


There’s an age-old question: “If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

The 21st century version, “If yet another Obama Administration scandal is revealed, and the media refuse to cover it like they have all the others, is it still a ‘scandal-free Administration?’”

Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)

"With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love."

- Ephesians 4:2

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  • Jody Maas

    03/11/2020 12:47 AM

    I am very concerned about Joe Biden. From political analysts much smarter than me, I see more speculation about Michelle Obama being drafted to run with Joe. What will be done to divert this brilliant move?

  • Barb Sabin

    03/09/2020 10:34 PM

    Good evening my brother Mike! I am a 75 year old mom and grandma and I realize my days of being the family TRIVIA champ are dimming a bit! I would be the last person to make fun of Joe Biden for his gaffes, but, REALLY NOW!!! President and leader of the greatest, most powerful nation on earth!!! God Help Us All and as a Christian Conservative praying grandma, I mean that prayerfully!!! I am truly sensitive to Joe and embarrassed for him!!! Will somebody in the Demo Rats please step up and DO THE RIGHT THING? But I fear he will be just a FIGUREHEAD, and the real President will be Obamas or Clintons!!! Just writing this makes me sick!!! PLEASE America Sleeping Christians, ARISE AND SHINE!!! President Trump will need our support and votes more than ever!!! This Coronavirus and the resulting volatile economy is a GIFT FROM BELOW, for the Dems!!! BUT GOD, BEING RICH IN MERCY, WILL HEAR US WHEN WE SINCERELY CRY OUT TO HIM, WITH A HUMBLE HEART!!! 2 Chronicles 7v14. Amen

  • Peter Manning

    03/09/2020 08:35 PM

    Dear Governor,
    I am so disgusted with spending in Congress. The President asked for 2.5 Billion dollars and the Democrats played politics withholding the money till it ran anti republican ads and then ran the bill up to 8.3 billion dollars adding all that money in pork projects that have nothing to do with the bill.With our national debt over 20 Trillion dollars how can ordinary citizens stop this insanity!With this medical emergency this money should have been passed quickly and cleanly! God Bless You!!

  • Tim Zahn

    03/09/2020 08:19 PM

    Today I had to make a 40 mile round trip into town for groceries for myself and wife, NOT FOR HAND SANITIZER, which all our stores are out of due to a panic. I saw and elderly gentleman loading groceries with his wife into their car. The gentleman was wearing a "Vietnam Veteran" cap. As my usual practice I thanked him for his service to our country. He in turn extended his hand which I shook and told him that "I am not afraid to shake the hand of a veteran" amid corona virus. I appreciate all our veterans for their service to our country and have faith in our president during this outbreak.

  • Kay DeWitt

    03/09/2020 07:30 PM

    Mike, you are so right on about Joe Biden! About a week ago, when you mentioned Joe's "gaffes" ...and then mentioned what a few of them reminded me of what my mother did when she had the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease....and because my walking this journey with a mother that was afflicted with this inhumane disease was such a heartbreaking experience FOR me, I could not NOT write my comment ABOUT how Joe's "gaffes" made me relive my mom's "gaffes" and I could not possibly see how Joe's family ...and the Democrats...could allow him to continue in this political race!

    I am so grateful that you have the means to get your voice heard and please keep ON reechoing your concern FOR Joe and stating that, if his family truly cares about him, they should DO something to try and stop him because, if they do NOT, they are putting his life at risk!......Because....While in the beginning stages a victim of Alzheimer's CAN drive, when the confusion (that AUTHORS the "gaffes") comes over them they do unsafe driving in the wrong lane!

  • Michael

    03/09/2020 06:50 PM

    Yes, the Coronovirus is concerning. And most have seen or know the statitics of the flu deaths in our country- 16,000-24,000. Where's the phony, fake propaganda media about the flu. The sleazy lying mainstream media along with the lying Democrats want to create fear, panic and want our economy to go into a recession or even a depression, so maybe they can convince voters to dump Trump and vote Democrat. All the MSM make me sick with there constant hype, sometimes using up 15 minutes of their 30 minutes to politicize their agenda to keep Americans in a stage of uncertainty. Then you have the phony Democrats saying how concerned about Coronovirus, when they are okay with cities like San Francisco (Nancy Pelosi district) & others littered with feces and needles,part of their sanctuary cities and states. Don't fall for the hype and fear mongering of the MSM and the Democrats. Vote all the Dems out of office next November. If Trump wins-America and Americans win. If the Democrats win-America is destroyed to fit the Communist agenda of the Democrats !!!!

  • Lawrence Foster

    03/09/2020 06:35 PM

    bloviatin' Joe Biden is the first candidate in history on whom the 25th amendment has been invoked BEFORE he is nominated. (Can you say "unprecedented", Schmuckie Chuckie)?

  • Joyce Birch

    03/09/2020 06:27 PM

    It's been hell for news in these last couple of days. Today was the icing on the cake. I really believe Joe Biden has a medical problem (which is sad), & he isn't fit to be the President. If he's elected, who is really going run this country. There was never a good democrat to run for the Presidency from the beginning. The White House has to calm down the public about the coronavirus because the liberal news turn the tables on Trump everyday. Of course I'm concerned about the virus because you could have it & not know it until it's too late. Very scary. Thank you again for your newsletters, great as usual.

  • Dolores

    03/09/2020 03:35 PM

    I wish Americans wouldn’t play into China’s hands. I believe that the Chinese politburo deliberately released Covid 19 to punish Trump for imposing tariffs on them. Never forget that this demonic regime has no respect for human beings. In a land of over a billion people, they figure they can sacrifice a few hundred thousand to topple America’s economy. There is no limit to their depravity. We need to stop advancing their hellish agenda.

  • Warren B Howe

    03/09/2020 03:28 PM

    Governor, do you think that the hype/hysteria about the Corona virus is a campaign by the left to undermine the economy and therefore wound President Trump's reelection campaign? I suspect that it is a last-ditch effort by the democrats/leftists to sabotage Trump, with the complicity of the all-too-cooperative mainstream media. If a democrat were in the White House at this juncture, I strongly suspect (obviously cannot prove, thank goodness) that the Corona virus (about 3,500 deaths world-wide so far) would be getting about as much notice as influenza (approaching 20,000 deaths in the past year in just the USA), which is essentially zero.

  • Jerry Korba

    03/09/2020 03:12 PM

    From 2017 the death count from influenza was about 80,000 people where is the outrage for the last 3 years media?

  • Jerry Korba

    03/09/2020 03:06 PM

    This corona virus I think is way out of control. Although not a hoax the idea of putting Corona in front of flu is overextended. The regular flu kills people by the thousands and hardly a sentence is mentioned how many deaths by flu been recorded in the last 3 years? In a month flu season will start to fade and will be placed by sunburn are we all going to stay home because the sun is out ? No we will use sunscreen and continue to protect ourselves with proper attire. People if You have problems take extra care and protect yourself I am in the age group that this virus will attack me I am still going to live with a few alterations the rest of you can hibernate if you want. Stay home I will enjoy life for you.

  • Joseph Machat

    03/09/2020 02:42 PM

    Have you thought about Mark Lowry for the comedy section of your Show. He is so genuine and funny.
    Allyne and I enjoy your show on TBN a whole lot. Keep up the great show.

  • Jerry Korba

    03/09/2020 02:39 PM

    If I were a Democrat I would let Biden continue with his foolish ways as long as the public doesn't catch on and I would run Amy Klobuchar with him, after 3 months of his presidency they finally declare dementia has taken over Old Joe and then Put Amy in charge, then the behind the scenes people will use Amy for their points of interest, if for some unforeseen act Pelosi is still the leader of the House she becomes VP and at that point kiss America goodby. MAGA

  • Dusty

    03/09/2020 02:19 PM

    Governor we all have lost our minds. Seeing people at the stores. Not honestly paying attention this is affecting the hardest the elderly and seeing young people with mask on told not to do this unless you are sick. No one wants to talk over the 36,000 died last year of the FLU? WHO, what ages and WHY? Did they get shots. Cruises normally have had problems per close contact and whole ship get ill. Friend who cruises 3 x a year has come home with a lung type illness. Even say flying you get sick per the close for years and the air system. So far world wide over 100,000 plus with death of 6200 . One man who was the first ill said he is fine and on a scale of 1 to 10 his symptoms were a 2. So listen to the Dr not the host of these shows. Tried to take down Dr Carson on with George and I heard this interview and George was trying to get him to say how really bad this is. He is a neuro surgeon not medical and he was saying to leave this up to those experts not him?
    Stock market if you want to go by believing in some kind of Espionage conspiracy of China now we get this virus do they care per billion people on loss and mostly elderly? So was this set up per the trade attack and the control they have over us with our MEDS? Then now here comes PUTIN in a battle with Saudi over oil and we have a stock market going down per so many upset already per this virus and now this? Do we trust Russia and Putin or even Saudi ? So cool your jets WASH HANDS, Do not touch face , use the hand wash make up your own per Alcohol and Aloe mix. Stay away super crowds do not come out if sick. My question on this nursing home as an RN why did they not move the other people when the first deaths occurred and move to Isolation the rest? WHY? Friend in Fla. near you in Santa Rosa hospital a older guy passed he had been overseas. This friend had flu shot in Fla. and was deadly sick over Christmas per a horrible chest cold so we are not totally protected in our lives? Watch the market people do not let this idiot Putin and others scare us or the MEDIA out to blame this President? May be more to this whole set up and ask WHY? WHO? and What? The Flu usually affects our children if not given the shots more then this virus so far? Get the facts and not like one news host last week said this Deadly Virus? Stop with this type journalism. You keep it real Governor?

  • Maureen Innis

    03/09/2020 02:17 PM

    Mike, there is much panic over this coronavirus. It's good to be concerned, but for pete's sakes, I went to Walmart Saturday, and it looked like freight day in there. No toilet paper, kleenex, or other assorted paper goods. For the record, our tp does NOT come from China. I have also been following a story out of Israel. They are working on a vaccine for the coronavirus that should be completed in about two weeks, with production and distribution withing 90 days. In the mean time, there are many anti-viral natural products and foods out there that we can buy now, such as throat sprays made with grapefruit seed extract, elderberry syrup and lozenges, garlic, Fire Cider (vinegar is anti-viral), and colloidal silver, which is anti-viral and anti-bacterial also. Most people are unfamiliar with the health and sickness prevention properties of these products. My husband and I are in our 70's, and we stay healthy every year using these. I eat a clove of garlic raw each day. No problem with "garlic breath", my mouthwash contains zinc, which wipes out any garlic odor. A precaution about garlic , ask your doctor about it if you are on a blood thinner. Meanwhile, your favorite search engine can give you further information if you are unsure of these products. As for the hand-sanitizer buying panic, the same thing can be done by simply washing your hands with soap and water when you get back from being out in public, and spraying your throat with the anti-viral throat spray, as viruses and illnesses start in the nose and throat. This coronavirus outbreak will pass. All flu is serious, especially for people with chronic health problems. But we need to keep our heads about this and not panic with all the disinformation being dumped on us.

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/09/2020 01:50 PM

    Yup kinda scary times for our nation.

  • Jim Spaulding

    03/09/2020 01:12 PM

    Excellent analysis as per usual, Governor. I suppose it would be too
    much to expect to see price drops at the pump?

  • Richard Johns

    03/09/2020 12:55 PM

    Mike, I just wanted share a comment with you. Yesterday we listened to Pastor Jeffress interview Sarah during the morning service. What a joy it was for me to hear her share what it was like working for the President. Many of those things we will never hear from the liberal media. You certainly raised a strong woman and instilled in her Godly values and that's why she was able to handle the job the way she did. She would make a great governor of Arkansas!


    Richard Johns