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.'


Filed under: Iowa • Mike Huckabee
soundoff (186 Responses)
  1. Jeff

    This Nation needs Huckabee.He is not scared to tell us what is wrong and what is right.

    January 1, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. Gin Miller, Charlotte N.C.

    CNN, do you have interns, incompetent interns at that, writing your copy?
    Come on...insist that your reporters get their facts straight for a change...for a great change! Of course y'all are not as bad as FOX-NEWS...YET! FOX might as well change their name to Hitler's Happening News. I'm ashamed of the media in this country.

    January 1, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  3. drew

    thank you protesters.

    can we take this one step further and prevent him from entering the white house?

    January 1, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. Phil M.

    I watched the YouTube video of the actual event. CNN is spreading prejudice against Ron Paul supporters. CNN you need to put a retraction on the main politics page as prominently displayed as the arrest of three protesters.

    January 1, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. CHRIS CURRIE

    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. 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.

    January 1, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  6. Heath Whiteaker

    I feel pretty much the same way a lot of people feel about huckabee. His record speaks for itself.

    His record of raising taxes, promoting and rewarding illegal immigration, being soft on crime (pardoning over 1000 convicted criminals, 12 of whom were murderers), etc show that he is very liberal. He is a very accomplished liar.

    This is why Ron Paul is the best man for the job.... look at his record. :)

    It's time for a Revolution.

    January 1, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  7. Troy

    media liars

    January 1, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  8. Trans-Mutant

    Dude!! this has nothing to do with Paul nor his supporters. This was a separate group of war protesters.

    Ron Paul will take at least third place in Iowa (this is good).

    Then, he'll WIN in New Hamshire!

    This is going to set him up to open the rest of the eyeballs around the country.

    BTW, RP will have an event at the same time of the FAUX forum.

    January 1, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  9. Ameriboy!

    Maybe the Hukster could pray that they go away! We all know how praying for rain in Georgia went. Praying is soooooooooooo quaint. (and ineffective).

    January 1, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  10. David

    I'm sorry, but this is just plain innacurate. Yes, there were Ron Paul supporters outside the RON PAUL HEADQUARTERS NEXT DOOR but they were not by any means blocking Huckabee's entrance. The anti-war protesters, however, were, and they were the ones that got arrested.

    January 1, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  11. Josh

    Good, I am happy people got arrested for protesting, they deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 1, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  12. rafamz@juno.com

    Huckster,

    Supports Illegal imigration, and is curropt youtube this:

    Huckabee Likes Gifts
    CNN: Don't ask Mike Huckabee this question

    What candidate doesn't accept any gifts?
    What candidate is against illegal imigration?
    What candidate isn't a hypocrite?

    The 400lb. gorilla carrying the Constitution.

    January 1, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  13. NEW YORK, NEW YORK

    HEY!! - RON PAUL IS A GREAT CANDIDATE - HE WANTS TO PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION WHICH IS THE DUTY OF ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE US ESPECIALLY THE PRESIDENT...

    IN REGARD TO RON PAUL BEING "CRAZY" TO QOUTE THE FILM -

    " I AM SURE THAT IS WHAT THEY WILL SAY"

    January 1, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  14. Great Mind

    I am deeply saddened that some of my fellow americans have the courage to talk about Ron Paul even public. This guy is out of touch with reality!

    Glad he can not go pass the primary. Hmm!

    January 1, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  15. Henry

    Ever notice that conservatives neverreally protest at Democratic events. However, the opposite isn't true. Liberals should be ashamed, for they sound like sore losers.

    January 1, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  16. Bruce, Germantown WI

    I don't care who the protesters were. It was simply bad behavior that should be reported as such.

    I pray my child approaches situations he may not agree with in a bit more mature and productive manner.

    January 1, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  17. Todd

    I think CNN has picked the cadidates they think you should vote for in 08. Only a handfull of candidates are running I guess. WHO's RON PAUL CAN ANYONE OUT THERE TELL ME??

    January 1, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  18. Tiffany

    To Mike in Fredericksburg, VA…the bombing of Pearl Harbor happened in WWII, not WWI. We had every reason to enter WWII after being attacked, but not WWI. Some historians believe that the attack on Pearl Harbor may have been an indirect result of our intervention in WWI. (Granted, not all believe this, but it is an interesting thought.)

    Ron Paul is not an isolationist. Perhaps we should look up terms in the dictionary before we use them as “facts.” Ron Paul believes in and encourages free trade among all nations and open communication. What he is against is pre-emptive wars and intervention in the affairs of other countries. Why should our government be wasting our military assets (the LIVES of our soldiers and our tax payer dollars) to police the world? Why is it our concern when two countries have a dispute? Or some foreign country has a civil war? Answer: It isn’t. No American would appreciate an outside country coming in and telling us how to run our affairs and yet that is exactly what we are doing all over the world, every day.

    The pre-emptive war strategy and interventionists policies of the past 40+ years have often resulted in the American tax payer funding both sides of disputes. That’s just pure stupidity. We fund Japan’s defenses, prop up Israel’s borders, give millions to Saudi Arabia, for what? Our country is bankrupt and borrowing billions EVERY SINGLE DAY, and yet we are giving away money left and right to countries that neither need us nor like us. Our bridges are falling down, Social Security is a joke, the education system is a failure, our borders are basically non-existent, the dollar is steadily declining, inflation is on the raise, etc, etc, etc, ad nauseum….and yet both of our political parties are more concerned with telling the rest of the world how to live (or gaining power in Washington).

    George W Bush says he wants to spread democracy and freedom to the people of Iraq, while he strips away American liberties and freedoms left and right. And he has done it with the help of the Democrats and Republicans alike.

    National security is dependent on secure borders. ANY politican who claims to be tough on “terrorism”, but who supports amnesty of any kind, is a liar. (Amnesty by another name is still amnesty). Protect our borders, enforce the laws we have in place, spend OUR money at HOME. I love my country and I hate what I see it is becoming. That's why I am voting for Ron Paul. It’s not isolationism but it is common sense.

    January 1, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  19. Tiffany

    I'm quoting one of the above comments:

    "Pastor Huckabee has smote his enemies wherever he goes. He has the full support of Evangelicals the world over. He was anointed by the Leadership to take on Goliath. He will smite the Goliath Romney on election day. He will smite the wayward nations who refuse to listen to his powerful word. With his mighty arm he will crush the countries who refuse to listen and bring them to their knees. He will be one of the greatest Christian presidents – perhaps as great as Jimmy Carter. Onward soldiers and lead the way to bring Pastor Huckabee a great victory today! Let him smite his enemies with a mighty blow! Oh, how happy everyone will be when President Huckabee puts Christ back into America!"

    SERIOUSLY???? And you say Ron Paul supporters are nuts?

    January 1, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  20. Robert Braam

    There were the three of us who risked arrest to highlight the contrast between Reverend Huckabee’s proclaimed beliefs and his actions. (Hypocrisy should be challenged before an election. In all presidential candidates.) But there were many others of us outside the building. Mr. Paul’s supporters were not involved in our action. But they were there. They have a right to be.
    If any of the commentators here are sincerely interested in this non-violent campaign, SODaPOP, to bring a sense of justice to this country’s military policy, please visit the following: http://www.desmoinescatholicworker.org/ and http://vcnv.org/

    January 1, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  21. Chief

    Ron Paul will get less than 1% in the primaries. He comes off as weak, whinney, and snively. If we don't kill the extremists over there, we will surely be killing them on or own streets. I am a proud US Air Force retiree and voted for Bush 41 and 43. Ron Paul is a democrat in republican clothing and would probably run as a liberal lefty demo but surely knows the conservative base in his Texas district would send him packing. Tina is on the mark. She and I will get the last laugh as you RP supporters waste your time and money on a lost cause. We need a strong leader in the white house like Fred Thompson (if he only had the charisma to pull it off).

    January 1, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  22. MRS. MARCIA LABEAU

    i HAVE READ ALL THE E-MAILS AND FRANKLY IT SADDENS ME THAT WE SPEAK WITH SUCH DISRESPECT FOR THOSE WHO ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO WANT TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY.
    ALSO, THE DISRESPECT FOR JESUS WHO LOVED US SO MUCH HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR US SO THAT WE WOULD NOT HAVE TO SERVE WHAT WE TRULY DESERVE -SPEND ETERNITY IN HELL. ALL HE ASKS IS THAT WE COME TO HIM AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS. YOU WANT PEACE, YOU WANT ALL THINGS HE WANTS US TO HAVE...HOWEVER, YOU TOLD HIM YOU DID NOT WANT HIM IN OUR SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND GOVERNMENT. SO BEING THE GENTLEMEN THAT HE IS, HE HAS ALLOWED YOU TO DO IT YOUR WAY. NOW, WE HAVE MURDERS IN OUR SCHOOLS, JOBS ARE GOING OVER SEAS, PEOPLE ARE LOOSING THEIR HOMES. GOD WILL NOT BLESS A COUNTRY THAT IS DISOBEDIENT TO HIS WORD. THERE IS NO MAN THAT CAN ACCOMPLISH WHAT GOD CAN DO BY CHANGING THE HEARTS OF MEN AND WOMEN.
    ALSO, THE GOVERNMENT OF OUR COUNTRY IS SET UP ON THE PRINCIPLES OF THE BIBLE. IT IS UP TO US TO LINE UP OUR LEADERS TO GOD'S SPECIFICATIONS.
    OH, BY THE WAY PRAYER DOES WORK. PRAYER IS TALKING WITH GOD AND HIS SON JESUS. HE SAYS WE HAVE NOT BECAUSE WE DO NOT ASK. ASK JESUS INTO YOUR HEART AND YOU WILL BE COMPLETE AND SEE WHAT LIVING IS TRULY LIKE. (PEACE, LOVE, JOY AND SO MUCH MORE)

    GOD, I PRAY GIVE US A LEADER THAT LISTENS TO YOUR VOICE AND LEADS AMERICA WITH INTEGRITY AND HONOR. AMERICA WILL BECOME A NATION THAT WILL LEAD IN SHOWING THE WORLD YOU ARE THE ONE WHO MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. AMEN

    I HOPE ALL OF YOU WILL BE AT THE POLES TO VOTE AND ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS. THIS IS A GREAT PRIVILEGE THAT WE DO NOT WANT TO TAKE FOR GRANTED. PEOPLE ARE AT WAR TO HAVE THIS PRIVILEGE.

    January 1, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  23. T-slice

    David said it best:

    "This is just plain innacurate. Yes, there were Ron Paul supporters outside the RON PAUL HEADQUARTERS NEXT DOOR but they were not by any means blocking Huckabee's entrance. The anti-war protesters, however, were, and they were the ones that got arrested."

    And a thought from my brain:

    The media is "kooky" and out of touch with reality. This story is so innacurate the sign in the photo says "Who Would Jesus Bomb" and the CNN's story misquotes "What would Jesus Bomb"

    RP '08

    Get the facts straight.

    January 1, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  24. David

    Both sodapop and the paul people needed to use Huckabee's Headquarters because without the use of the media that is following Huckabee these people are nothing. The only way they can get attention is to disrupt other media events. Nobody wants to listen to them or the media would have given them air time.

    January 1, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  25. Scott

    I was at the Iowa Ron Paul Campaign Headquarters, (which happens to share the same building with Mr. I lost 100 pounds), while the anti-war protesters were being arrested. It is a shame that this article makes it sound like my fellow Ron Paul supporters and I were associated with another group's protest. Dirty, dirty politics once again by the media. It should be known that Huckabee's campaign office is tiny and under-staffed and only has two people working the office, unlike the Ron Paul headquarters which routinely has twenty- fifty supporters working around the clock everyday.

    January 1, 2008 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
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