December 31st, 2007
06:02 PM ET
6 years ago

Protesters block Huckabee

Protesters lined Huckabee's Iowa campaign quarters Monday.

Protesters lined Huckabee's Iowa campaign quarters Monday.

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) ­ – Anti-war protestors and Ron Paul supporters both kept Mike Huckabee from entering his Iowa campaign headquarters through the front door Monday.

Three people who managed to break inside - holding a sign that said "What Would Jesus Bomb?" - were arrested and led away, yelling and singing.

Around two dozen Ron Paul supporters outside chanted 'Legalize the Constitution.'


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  1. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Ron Paul supporters are funny....in that "we won't call ourselves Libertarians anymore" kind of funny...

    December 31, 2007 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  2. Jordon Sumner. Ames, IA

    Before the storm of Huckabee cranks arrive...

    None of the Paul supporters were arrested, and they distanced themselves from the militant anti-war supporters according to local authorities and campaign HQ. They were there to protest, but did not involve themselves directly with the anti-war protesters.

    December 31, 2007 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. Mark Twine

    Yes people! This is our America!

    Ron Paul 2008

    December 31, 2007 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  4. Jeffrey Bubb

    PLEASE get the story straight: Ron Paul supporters did NOT prevent Mike Huckabee from entering his HQ. Ron Paul's HQ is adjacent to Huckabees, and Pauls supporters stayed on their own side of the field.

    A correction is in order.

    December 31, 2007 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. Lorenz, Queens, NY

    Good – I wish I was there.

    December 31, 2007 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  6. Mike

    Awesome! It's about time people start making public stands against nut-cases like Huckabee and this ignorant administration. How can anyone in their right mind think that Huck-a-wanna-be has a clue about leading this nation? You want 4 more years of this same old crap!?

    December 31, 2007 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. Lynn

    I remember when Chelsea was a young girl when she went into the Whitehouse. Keeping that in mind, and her feelings that I am sure people respected, and certainly didn't want to hurt, I think that she, being the intelligent woman that she is, could have answered this little girl's question in a way, "that would not have invaded anyone in the Clinton family's privacy." Not too many points for Chelsea on this one!!! And this little girl's Mom is "still" going to promote Chelsea's Mom for the next President of the United States!!

    December 31, 2007 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  8. Nicole Hearn

    Sounds like a really intelligent bunch.
    I hope Huckabee handled it with grace and a grain of salt.

    December 31, 2007 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Chelsea never speaks; she stands next to her mother and applauds but utters not a single sentence and doesn't even say hello. And reporters covering the campaign have been put on notice that Chelsea is not available to speak to them. An aide follows the former first daughter as she works the crowd, shushing reporters who approach her and try to ask any questions.

    Can you teach your mother that trick????

    December 31, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  10. Dan

    According to MSNBC (who seems to have put some effort into this story) there were three peace protesters who blocked Huck from entering. The Ron Paul supports were rallying in front of Paul's own campaign headquarters, which happens to be next door. As a journalism student I think the misrepresentation of the facts of this story is shameful. If you are going to report something take the extra five minutes to write a complete story clearly indicating who did what.

    December 31, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  11. Aaron K

    Ron Paul's office is about 30 yards away from Huckabee's office and there are always people out there waving signs and chanting. I'd bet money that the Ron Paul supporters weren't there to protest Huckabee, but it makes for a better headline if you just say they are.

    December 31, 2007 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  12. Brent

    I don't believe the Ron Paul supporters obstructed Huckabee from going in, that was all the anti-war protesters. I assume the Paulites just wanted to get some media attention, but not cause people to arrest them (like they did with the anti-war protesters)

    December 31, 2007 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  13. Mike, Fredericksburg, VA

    Mike Huckabee supports efforts to reduce violence in Iraq, to achieve peace and stability. What do these protesters want – to let the suicide bombers have free rein?

    As far as the supporters of Ron Paul are concerned – they seem to be lacking in their understanding of history. Ron Paul's isolationist ideas are nothing new. In the 1930's, many Americans had the same view as Ron Paul. Disillusioned with a war ("The Great War," now known as World War I), a large segment of the American population felt that if we just minded our own business and didn't get involved with overseas affairs, the bad guys would just leave us alone. That way of thinking went out the window when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and Germany and Italy declared war on the US a few days later. Isolationism does not prevent war.

    December 31, 2007 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  14. Jonathan

    Ron Paul supporters are nuts.

    December 31, 2007 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  15. Iraq Marine 4 Ron Paul

    Huckabee is a CFR scam. He can go to hell along with the rest of them. The country will not tolerate anyone other that Ron Paul....

    December 31, 2007 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  16. James

    Ron Paul head quaters are right next door....media spins it again

    December 31, 2007 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  17. Charles Held

    The Huckabee and Paul HQ buildings in Des Moines are next to each other. ONLY ANTI-WAR PROTESTERS AND NOT RON PAUL SUPPORTERS were arrested outside Mr. Huckabee's office. CORRECT THIS ARTICLE ASAP.

    December 31, 2007 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  18. Anthony

    I'm a Paul supporter and do not condone their actions. Obviously a bit of fringe is always around when freedom is at stake.

    December 31, 2007 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  19. Jason

    According to those who were present, the three who broke into the headquarters were not Paul supporters.

    Ron Paul's HQ is next door, and when the media showed up, the people inside took it as an opportunity to wave signs for the cameras.

    Guilt by association is not becoming of CNN and MSNBC.

    December 31, 2007 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  20. TJ

    Correction...anti-war protestor abstructed Huckabee. Ron Paul supporters where rallying in front of their campaign HQ's. Which is right next door to Huckabee's HQ. RP supporters had nothing to do with it.

    December 31, 2007 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  21. Conservative Christian

    Thanks for a guilt by association story CNN. I'd like to see some pictures before I believe this. It looks like the Ron Paul signs are very far away from the action.

    December 31, 2007 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  22. Alex Libman

    Way to go! Don't let those warmongering fascists breathe!

    December 31, 2007 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  23. Brad

    Get your facts straight, the Ron Paul supporters remained pretty much on their own property (their campaign office is next door) and did not block the entrance, only stood on the sidewalks. It was the anti-war protesters who were disruptive, led by a man who has been put in jail more than once for his unruly conduct. This entire debacle is not the fault of RP supporters any more than it is the press corps who were taking up space as well.

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/12/31/540760.aspx

    December 31, 2007 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  24. Josh

    An official Ron Paul campaign staffer is reporting the anti-war protesters were not Ron Paul supporters.
    Ron Paul's campaign office happens to be next door to Mike Huckbee's, so logically there would be Paul supporters in the vicinity, but they were not the ones who broke into Huckabbe's office.

    December 31, 2007 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  25. Cyrus Etemadi, Iowa

    May 2008 be the year of the Awakening!

    RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT

    December 31, 2007 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
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