December 29th, 2007
09:45 AM ET
10 years ago

Huckabee in new ad: 'Enough is enough'

 Huckabee is out with a new ad in Iowa.

Huckabee is out with a new ad in Iowa.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - 'Enough is enough,' says Mike Huckabee in a new television ad.

The Arkansas Republican is launching a 30-second spot in Iowa that seems to be a response to a slew of ads and campaign mailers criticizing his record on immigration and taxes.

"If you love negative campaigning, you got to be loving the last few days of this election," Huckabee says in the ad. But if you love our country, you got to be thinking, enough is enough.”

"My message is clear, reject their negative campaign, quit tearing each other down, and start now building up our country for our kids,” he ads.

The ad follows the release of a Mitt Romney ad earlier Friday that hits Huckabee on several issues, including spending, clemencies, and immigration.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Iowa • Mike Huckabee
soundoff (98 Responses)
  1. Justin Pensacola, FL

    Get informed. This person is not presidential material. Ethics violations, stretching the truth, violating the Constitution Article 1 Section 10 which states "No state shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay. " with the deal for the Mexican consulate.

    Let that sink in. He has already ignored the law of the land. He wiped and destroyed hard-drives on state government computers, and then stuck the taxpayers with the bill to replace them.

    December 29, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. MTW

    I am a born-again Christian, an "evangelical" from the standpoint of style of worship, and I will NOT be voting for Huckabee. He is a populist-authoritarian who wants to impose his ideas on everyone, whether they agree or not.

    I do not attempt to ram my religious beliefs down anyone's throat, and no will better not try to ram their's down mine.

    Like pretty much everyone else in government today, notably Hillary Clinton, etc., Huckabee believes he knows what is better for us American citizens than we ourselves do.

    I know what is best for me, you know what is best for you, NOT the government.

    Jesus Christ said he stands at the door and knocks, he does not say he will kick the door down.

    Religion and government are separate, and our Founding Fathers did not design our government to be included with religion. That's what Freedom of Religion is all about.

    Liberty is about being free to be able to live and worship as we see fit, and allowing our fellow citizens the same freedom.

    Vote freedom. Vote Liberty. Vote Ron Paul R3VOLUTION 2008.

    December 29, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  3. Jason

    I wish Huckabee would just give us proof that these ads are wrong instread of just saying "can't we all just get along." This is part of the political process and he does not defend his record because I guess he can't because everything that Romney brings up is true. All he does is avoid talking about the issues and plays the nice guy and I'm not buying it anymore.

    December 29, 2007 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  4. Steve Blaine Washington

    At $25,000 per speaking engagement at his Church he probably would make a lot more more money than sticking his foot in his mouth everytime he opens his mouth trying to run for the office of the President.

    December 29, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. Duke, SC

    I think I can actually see him sweating in the video...

    December 29, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. Defense Dem

    Its apparent that not only is Huck dangerously ignorant but he's a complete narcissist. Give yourself credit, Huck; the negative campaigning would be nothing without you. I think Huck is starting to realize his already slim chances are shrinking by the minute. This man is weeks behind in world news. He has the look on his face of desperation and has the glary stare of a disoriented senile man. He doesn't really know what's going on but he distinctly feels that whatever it is, its leaving him behind. That sums it up for Huck in the perception department.

    Huck's favorite pasttimes include freeing convicted rapists, thumping his Bible, saying dumb things, and giving welfare to illegals. Go back to Pig-Land, Huck. Go run for Cow Commissioner.

    December 29, 2007 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  7. RedSea Foreign National

    Tell me an election that did not result in mudslinging! Even though most people do not like it and agree that a candidate should talk himself up and not othres down, regardless if they deserve it or not, it shows more class not to mudsling, but so it goes every election! Mike Huckabees's intention, support, and belief in America is impecable! His idea to cut employment tax and replace with a consumption tax is a genious idea and a miracle if it could be implemented with consideration for people on fixed income, however to many people in America could not accept or embrace change of such proportion! However, the domestic front cannot be ignored, but at the same time the foreign policy of the US is en need of serious repair to make the States seem to be a true democracy taken seriously in the rest of te world. Ask Obama if he really knows what the rest of the world thinks of the US as he claims. I think he does not more more than a foreign national living and traveling in Europe, Middle East, and Northern Africa for 7 years, since Bush got elected. Find me one person in Europe, Africa, or the Middle East who does not think the current adminstration is a dictatorship deceiving the American people and cleary in the oil business! Try traveling around the world with an American Passport now and see what kind of respect you get! I don't think Huckabee or Obama are the persons to repair this damage, as good as they may seem or talk. Obama is good at talk but provides no clear details other than talk of relatives overseas! More details please, not just talk! I agree with Mike Huckabee that enough is enough! We need more than talk and mudslinging, but it is up to the people not to buy or listen to the crap! People need to be more careful about who they vote for this year, as it will alter the course of history of the USA like never before, so step outside of the box, dont' listen to ads, but spend time to do your own research and know for yourselves what is really the truth!

    December 29, 2007 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. g schmid

    Huckabee is genuine, Romney is a plastic. Too many phonies in politics already.

    December 29, 2007 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  9. Ross

    Mike and Mitt deserve each other. They will do and say ANYTHING to get elected. I cant think of ONE candidate from either party with the exception of Ron Paul with any guts! Too bad he has no chance of winning!

    December 29, 2007 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  10. Manson, IA

    Some have said Huckabee is too simple minded to be president. I am wondering how those same people felt about Bush back in 2000.

    I am so cynical about the whole political process. America elected an inept president in 2000; reelected him in 2004; and left him in office when he should have been impeached.

    The Republicans did everything they could to impeach Clinton because he lied about sleeping with a woman. Yet congress has done nothing to impeach Bush and Cheney.

    The lies those two have told make Clinton look like a saint.

    Go ahead and stick your heads back into the sand and pray that it will end soon. Meanwhile; the mess the next president will have to clean up is growing by leaps and bounds.

    None of the candidates are ready for the job. The question is which one of them will not make things worse.

    December 29, 2007 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  11. Phillip

    Ross, I think Ron Paul is great too, but he just isn't as well rounded as Mitt. I love the emphasis Dr. Paul puts on the Constitution and that always needs to be in everyone's mind. However, I think having Mitt as President now is a step in the right direction. In that direction we could definitely get to a candidate like Ron Paul down the road. America just isn't ready for him yet. His legacy won't go away though. Don't let it!

    December 29, 2007 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  12. Shawnie

    You know? This ranks right up there with "tattle-tale". Grow up.

    December 29, 2007 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  13. Tom Mobango

    America... please wake up.

    John McCAIN is the best candidate for president. These are critical times in nation and foreign policies. We need experience, integrity, vision and strong leadership.

    Huckerbee is a decent man but no foreign policy experience
    Guiliani has too many skeletons in his closet.
    Thompson does not have the passion
    Romney is a phony and also a flip flooper.

    Vote John McCain 2008

    December 29, 2007 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  14. Sharon,Littleton,CO

    I,for one, hope the Huckster wins the nomination. He'll never be able to stand up to all the scrutiny he'll receive in the presidential contest. Go DEMS!

    December 29, 2007 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  15. free4all

    Tom Mobango–why do you Republicans spend all of your effort shoving your pro-life agenda down our throats and then when someone becomes pro-life you spend all your effort hating him for it? This is why normal Americans hate the Republicans. Not very logical.

    Why does Huckabee consider this negative ads? Is it not true? Looks like Romney is just making it clear what his position is.

    What's Huckabee doing? "Oh I'm Baptist, I don't really believe anything, but I don't believe that!"

    December 29, 2007 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  16. Peggy McGilligan

    The Huckster may as well quit while he's ahead; he's no match for Hillary Clinton: Hillary's staffers say she won't use her voice to sum-up in Iowa, because it's still duck hunting season. She'll perform a two-minute pantomime using interpretive dance, and bodily and facial movements to explain why she's the best candidate instead. Broadway's leading costume and set designers have been tasked with creating the multimillion-dollar mini-extravaganza, in which husband Bill will perform aerial stunts. Madeleine Albright delivers a stunning performance, diving 100 ft. into vat of fire. As Madeleine climbs the narrow ladder, oil is ignited sending billowing clouds of smoke skyward. Critics lavish advance praise on, Madame Hillary, calling it a brief but scintillating mixture of panache and politics, not seen since Evita:

    December 29, 2007 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  17. K Wilkinson Texas

    Doesn't Huckabee mean that he wants to start building up the country for the children of illegals?

    No thank you Huck! I need to pay for college for my own.

    December 29, 2007 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  18. Reality Check

    I am sure Huck would like to down play any ads that drag up his record. I would be embarrassed of it as well. The fact of the matter is that Huck and his supporters have done more 'below the belt' punches than any other candidate. At least Mitt's ads are comparison and contrast ads. They are only negative because they are TRUE! Huck has enough skeletons in the closet that it doesn't take much digging before stumbling upon some disturbing info.

    Huck is unqualified, unintelligent, uninformed and generally a huge idiot. He is not electible.

    Huck – you village is calling. They want their idiot back. Buh-bye.

    You ARE the weakest link.

    December 30, 2007 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  19. Tim, Minnesota

    Who is Huckabee kidding? He started the whole negative ad drama

    December 30, 2007 03:32 am at 3:32 am |
  20. Cat In The Hat

    Huckabee wants us to believe he's a Christian. I haven't seen anything even remotely Christian about him since he started running his mouth. He's obnoxious, dim-witted, clumsy, and thoughtless. He's a silly hillbilly in a cheap suit . And what's even more disturbing and speaks volumes on the Republicans is the fact that he is at or near the top in teir polls! LOL! How absolutely pathetic. Huck please go away!

    December 30, 2007 03:55 am at 3:55 am |
  21. Jared AZ

    sorry mike truth hurts...mitt aint being negative he is just stating facts.

    December 30, 2007 04:06 am at 4:06 am |
  22. mike



    *** RON PAUL ****


    December 30, 2007 05:05 am at 5:05 am |
  23. Katy Hill Prescott Az.

    I can't believe Americans, other than the die hard right wing Christians, are seriously considering Huckabee a viable candidate. Seven years of Bush and his Christian "extremist" views should be a clear indication of why our forefathers seperated church and state. The last thing we need is a Baptist preacher to run the country.
    On the otherhand I would never vote for anyone who buys into the "Mormon fairytale" either.

    December 30, 2007 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
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