Huckabee Out, Gingrich, Paul In, Which Rightbloggers Declare Good News for Herman Cain

tomt200.jpgThere was some action in the GOP 2012 Presidential race last week, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul declaring themselves in and Mike Huckabee declaring himself out.

Rightbloggers sifted the results, and found them good -- because there was at least one true conservative left whom they could support in the race.

And this time they weren't talking about Donald Trump.

On Wednesday former House Speaker Newt Gingrich entered the Presidential fray. We suspect that by, on the one hand, attacking Obama as the "food stamp President" and, on the other, attacking Paul Ryan's GOP Medicare plan as "right-wing social engineering," Gingrich was trying to spread his chips on as many winning numbers as possible.

This sort of difference-splitting didn't please the belligerati, though. "Newt Stumbles Out of the Gate," said Doug Powers of the Michelle Malkin site. ".. .Somebody sat on the love-seat with Nancy [Pelosi] way too long." Gingrich "Spouts Dem Talking Points," said The Lonely Conservative. "Just what democrats wanted to hear," scoffed Jim Hoft. "Newt Gingrich, quintessential Big Government conservative," said Ed Driscoll.

"If Gingrich does not have anything better than to offer these Obamaesque talking points," said Pejman Yousefzadeh, "then it is hard to see why libertarians and small-government conservatives ought to take him seriously." And without them, how can anyone get elected President?

They did credit Gingrich at least for the food stamp crack -- or rather, they leapt to his defense when Meet The Press host David Gregory gave him a hard time about calling the country's black leader a food stamp President, because if there's anything that gets rightbloggers to a person's side, it's the opposition of the Lame Stream Media.

"As much as I dislike Newt, this is just pathetic," said Weasel Zippers. "Truly pathetic," underscored Jim Hoft. "Gregory demonstrates that the liberal media will do everything it can to protect Obama," said Freedom's Lighthouse. "They will shamelessly play the race card at every turn..."

"The entire GOP field will be attacked as 'racist,' pretty much for just running against Barack Obama," predicted Donald Douglas of American Power. "He's black. How dare you??!!"

Douglas was also appalled that the media imputed racism to Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who also announced for President this week, just because Paul doesn't approve of the Civil Rights Act, which apparently has something to do with black people. For this Paul got some extra love from Robert Stacy McCain, again on grounds of liberal persecution: "Reagan, Goldwater and millions of other decent, patriotic Americans opposed -- or were at least skeptical toward -- the Civil Rights Act of 1964," McCain said, and blamed the Act for "busing riots in Boston, bogus sexual harassment lawsuits, the rise of 'diversity training' consultants," etc. But now, McCain lamented, "for all intents and purposes, the history of that era is whatever liberal academics say it is." Will they never overcome?

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee declared himself out of the running on his Fox TV show Saturday. "He did so after wrapping up a rollicking version of 'Cat Scratch Fever' with Ted Nugent, backing the Nuge on bass," reported Pat Dollard. We suppose (as have others) that between his TV gig, his personal appearances, and his new history cartoon project, Huckabee felt a run at Obama just didn't pay off.

Ah, but did somebody throw the race to another conservative favorite by allowing a special video to follow Huckabee's announcement? "Did the Huckster just send a message to his supporters that Trump is his guy now?" asked Virginia Virtucon. Let's all hope so!

"An absolute game-changer!" said Conservatives4Palin. Keep hope alive!

Other lamented the withdrawal, some if not all because they wanted Huckabee to win.

Mike Huckabee President 2012 changed its name to Mike Huckabee President 2016 and sighed, "I think this pretty much guarantees Obama and the Democrats another 4 years in the White House... We'll survive to fight another day." Just to make extra sure we would survive, the author promised to keep up his "Dogs Against Romney" site ("ABC News: Romney's dog cruelty 'wrong for his children to witness.'")

"I'm not surprised that he opted against running is the political climate in the country," said Mike Huckabee for President, as yet un-renamed. (Previously MHfP had addressed charges that Huckabee, despite all appearances, is a liberal, saying, "If Huckabee is a liberal, than we've all got problems.")

Others were pissed that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, whose recent defense of his MassCare health-care plan angered conservatives, was left without a heavyweight challenger. "Mitt Romney is once again the de facto 'front-runner,'" said Pundit Press. "... Social Conservatives no longer have a candidate." "RINO Romney Leads Most Polls," said RedState's wesxking, "Conservatives Beware." His colleague Erick Erickson declared hopefully that "the field is wide open to be the anti-Mitt..."

But many rightbloggers had already broken faith with Huckabee before this.

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So long, suckers.
Some had specific, unique complaints. "I am not a huge fan of 'Huckabee', the Fox News talk show that is hosted by Mike Huckabee," said Conservative Daily News. Though the author had liked the show at first, "over time," she said, "it has become quite frustrating how many times each show airs over the course of one weekend."

But others forsook the telegenic Christian because he'd muddied the conservative message with some of the more socialistic elements of the Jesus doctrine.

Though polls had shown Huckabee "competitive with Obama on a nationwide basis," said Kevin Glass of TownHall, "nonetheless, many conservatives have been a bit disappointed with Huckabee over the years and derided him as a big-government conservative. Ann Coulter famously said..." We'll spare you.

"Huckabee supported scholarships for children of illegal aliens," said FavStocks. Also, "shame on Huckabee for building this up to get viewers for his Fox show during Neilsen's Sweeps."

"I'm glad he's not running," said The Lonely Conservative. Why? Last year, Joy Behar of The View called Huckabee "my favorite Republican," and TLC had the damning video. "The political kiss of death," TLC called it.

"Common sense prevails," said iOwnTheWorld. Reason? In February iOTW was incensed that Huckabee defended Michelle Obama's diet plans. "You moron," he said then. "Salt, sugar and fat have all been targeted by the left as potential avenues for revenue building. First isolate, then vilify, then scapegoat, then tax it." Also, Huckabee defended Obama on his former attendance at Reverend Wright's church. "Wright's church and his teachings has roots in Marxism, racism and ties to the Nation of Islam," said iOTW then. "You are a joke, Huckabee. Get out of politics and go into proctology."

Even Huckabee's reference to Obama's as a "good family" bothered iOTW: "They are a far left family. I don't laud those. And neither should you while we are in a fight for this country, you damn moron."

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Kojacque Tenfour
Kojacque Tenfour

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NadePaulKuciGravMcKi
NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney baldwinRemember everyone in the media that lies to you. Remember everyone in the government that lies to you

MB3
MB3

With Trump and Hucklebee dropping out and Newt's bizarre characterization of Paul Ryan's proposal on "Meet the Press this weekend, it's abundantly clear that the GOP is somewhat in disarray.  However, it is also abundantly clear that the Republican establishment, the Democratic party and the main stream media do not want the likes of Herman Cain as the nominee. Hence largely ignoring him.  I think it's that he's not one of them.  That is, a career politician.  The truth is, Cain handily beat all the other potential nominees at the South Carolina debate two weeks ago and I think he'd own the "big names" that didn't attend as well. Then there's Obama.  Imagine having to run against an African American, born and raised here.  Although Mr. Cain is articulate and intelligent, he really comes off as a down to earth, common sense guy who'd be your neighbor who'd invite you over for barbecue & a beer.  It would also take the race card off the table, although the left will simply try to label Cain as an "Uncle Tom" or something.  After Obama breaking his promises to close Gitmo and take us out of war (now he has us in 3), Obama has lost credibility even with the left.  I would LOVE to see Obama have to debate the likes of Herman Cain. That will be, GREAT television.  :-) 

Barb
Barb

Cain has my vote and he will continue to rise in the polls as more people become familiar with him. http://www.gallup.com/poll/147... exceptional individual in this group is businessman Cain. He is recognized by 29% of Republicans and receives the highest Positive Intensity Score, based on those who know him, of any candidate measured. One-quarter of those familiar with Cain have a strongly favorable view, and only 1% have a strongly unfavorable view.

Horatius
Horatius

So good you had to post it twice. 

Matt7542
Matt7542

I daresay that a black man, courageously standing publicly for American free enterprise and individual meritocracy, is even scarier to the left than a rising Mama Grizzly,

 And yet these people fear and loathe rappers. Go figure. 

Gesualdo2
Gesualdo2

I was at the Georgia Republican convention this weekend, and I watched the entire South Carolina debate.  Anyone who is not taking Herman Cain seriously is in for a BIG surprise!The roof of the Coliseum in Macon was about blown off, and it had nothing to do with tokenism.Georgians know Herman Cain, and we love him.  Run, Herman, Run! 

Substance McGravitas
Substance McGravitas

"the field is wide open to be the anti-Mitt..."

Gotta be Newt flip-flopping to positions opposite Mitt.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©
ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©

...because if there's anything that gets rightbloggers to a person's side, it's the opposition of the Lame Stream Media. 

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I'd call it shouting Ni-CLANG! in a crowded Klan meeting.~

greenpagan
greenpagan

 Zombies & bloodsuckers, pimps & panderers.

GOOPers are the new Whigs. Bye bye baby bye bye...

parsec
parsec

What, is Alan Keyes not available?  Oh, that's right, he's already had his shot at the big time.  What was his opponent's name again? 

Q.Q. Moar
Q.Q. Moar

 Shorter Right Wing: "We'll get our own darkie to prove we're not racist."

StringonaStick
StringonaStick

Cain's schtick of "I can't answer that question until I am President and can see all the info that the President knows" might have sounded like wisely waiting until he can truly assess the situation (yeah, right) to the  ultrarighty blogoverse, but regular people have another word for it; BS. 

Anyone who (1) teaches, or (2) interviews job applicants recognizes this as the ol' "try to sound authoritative while saying nothing but implying that I think just like you, honest!".  This provides the wingers with exactly what they they want: a blank screen to project all opinions/desires onto, and this one has the added sauce of "see? we're not rascists, so shut up!"  It should work as well for them as Trump's magic combover. 

hell's littlest angel
hell's littlest angel

Well, I had been referring to the Republicans' great white dopes du jour , but Herman Cain doesn't quite fit that mold. But I think once his ascendancy has demonstrated to their satisfaction that they're not racist, they'll toss his black ass overboard.

Mack
Mack

 "would totally refute the liberal and MSM label of racist charges against conservatives."

In order to head off charges of racism, they want to give someone a job they're not really qualified for based on his race. This from the same people who refer to Obama as an "affirmative action hire." Consistency? Why bother!

nzmrmn
nzmrmn

""I daresay that a black man, courageously standing publicly for American free enterprise and individual meritocracy, is even scarier to the left than a rising Mama Grizzly."

Terrifying.

xtrdouglas
xtrdouglas

And Herman Cain??????

Let's just say the writer is obvious in siting that nominating this individual would only serve to PAT GOP's on the back --- as non rascist--

Didn't America get their fill of that warn fuzzy feeling last time around?And what a mistake to vote on that premise-- which was the major impetus for all Obama supporters last time around...

Time to vote for a track record of principles--- rather than make this a RACE-RACE

xtrdouglas
xtrdouglas

"Actually a recent poll showed Huckabee and the hated Romney doing best out of the field against Obama. But good for them for standing on principle."

How biased of a report writer does one have to be to missconstrue this information?

Ron Paul outperformed both Huck & Mitt against Obama---

Will bloggers stop at nothing to have there opinions be right?

Luckily-- bloggers ate not pundits-- though they would like to think themselves So-

Most Blog Artist are ascinine , petty and over opinionated narcissist--- which is why they will not be informative in any way this election season and be the equivalent of dreaded lobbyist attempting to assert influence through opinion!

Pathetic

edroso
edroso

 I would LOVE to see Obama have to debate the likes of Herman Cain. That will be, GREAT television.  :-)

I would like to see Green Lantern fight The Atom, or Vince Neil vs. a blade of grass.  I guess our imaginations will have to suit both of us.

Horatius
Horatius

And gangsta rappers like Common no less. Go figure. 

gil mann
gil mann

Finally, Republicans have a chance at winning Georgia! 

Matt7542
Matt7542

Have you seen his birth certificate? 

Barb
Barb

Why do people keep bringing up Alan Keyes? Was he a successful businessman with common sense solutions for the country? Was he a pro-life conservative? Did he want to put guns and technology on our southern border? Did he have a degree in mathmatics and computer science? Did he best Bill Clinton over HilaryCare? What exactly, besides skin color do they have in common?Liberals are so obsessed with the color of someone's skin, it makes me sick.

Horatius
Horatius

I don't know. Some guy from Kenya who keeps waving birth and death certificates. Not necessarily of the same people. 

Barb
Barb

Darkie?? I haven't heard that one in a long time. What a racist comment. I bet you'd make your mom proud. 

Consumer Unit 5012
Consumer Unit 5012

"But I think once his ascendancy has demonstrated to their satisfaction that they're not racist, they'll toss his black ass overboard."

That sounds mildly familiar.  What's Michael Steele doing these days, anyway?

Synykyl
Synykyl

The only thing terrifying about that, is the idea that someone could read it, or write it, without laughing.

Moe Says Moo
Moe Says Moo

 There was one guy who wasn't afraid of "a rising mama grizzly". That was Levi Johnston. She didn't scare him off.

Rugosa
Rugosa

 An NYT science article last week described Mama Grizzlies as not being so dangerous after all.  They put on a big display of aggression to scare you away if they think you are threatening their cubs, but seldom actually attack (because the display works).  The dangerous bear is the hungry one who sees you as a snack, and sneaks up on you. 

Barb
Barb

That's exactly what I'll be doing when I vote for Cain. He's the one who can turn this country around and make it prosperous. If he gets someone like West,as VP, who can take care of foreign affairs, all the better. I don't care if they are pink paisley.

Cain/West 2012

laym
laym

 xtrdouglas' proposed campaign slogan, "no more warm fuzzy feelings!", is sure to resonate with swing voters.

Consumer Unit 5012
Consumer Unit 5012

 I can't speak for anyone else, but MY primary motivation for voting for Obama was pure desperation to get the Republicans out of office before they finished razing this country to the waterline.

I don't know if I'd have called Obama's win a "warm fuzzy feeling".  More like the feeling you get when the doctor says "well, it's not cancer..."

Moe Says Moo
Moe Says Moo

 Ron Paul = perpetual candidate for president = JOKE

edroso
edroso

The Ipsos/Reuters poll shows just what I said it did, as does its data. (Can't put in links here -- that's what sent the first version of this comment into moderation, apparently.)

But that poll excluded Paul, and there was an earlier CNN poll that showed Paul a point ahead of Huckabee vs. Obama, and four ahead of Romney.

So you have a point. Just not about what I wrote. 

edroso
edroso

Hmm... that linked report says "[Obama] polls above 50 percent when compared to his closest rivals, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney..." Press release says the same. I don't seem to have misconstrued the source I cited.

But Ipsos/Reuter did leave Paul out, and an earlier CNN poll showed Paul seven points behind Obama, with Huckabee at eight and Romney at 11.

Barb
Barb

What's that got to do with anything? have we seen Romney's ? Is this a racist comment? 

Roy T.
Roy T.

Reminds me of recent Republican national conventions, where 99% of all the brown people in the hall are on the stage. Tokenism may have been invented by the Dems, but it has surely been perfected by the GOP.

Snarl
Snarl

 Damn sneaky bears.

thejtrain
thejtrain

 Kanye will probably be working on his new album by then, so I doubt he'll accept the nomination.

xtrdouglas
xtrdouglas

Now that's funny--

I may have overstated by saying "MOST"

That comment is admittedly conjecture. --

But, is an unspoken truth that most would not even dare to admit-

Let's just say--- there is a bigger reason why Hillary was asked to step aside-Which lead the GOP to follow up with trying to gain woman's rights sympathizers by nominating PALIN for VP--

Politics knows no boundrys my friends- and stoops to atrocious levels-

xtrdouglas
xtrdouglas

Ever try and proofread on an iPhone ?

Next to impossible, not to mention the ridiculously small keyboard made for dwarf fingers----

By the way??? Ever called petty by your constituents much?

Leeds man
Leeds man

Can't scare or fix stupid!!!Thus spake Sarah Thruster.

zuzu
zuzu

Let's just say--- there is a bigger reason why Hillary was asked to step aside-Which lead the GOP to follow up with trying to gain woman's rights sympathizers by nominating PALIN for VP--

And how did that work out for the GOP?

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