January 30th, 2008
09:32 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Huckabee makes a great case

This is one of the better answers for why a governor should become president I’ve ever heard - a very compelling and eloquent answer. This is how he scores points in debates - in this case, a well-spoken defense of federalism, a very deep Republican theme.

He simply speaks in terms people relate to. He makes sense.

Related: Watch Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul debate the Iraq war

– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (119 Responses)
  1. Brandon, San Antonio

    Who are you are you paid by Huckabee?

    January 30, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  2. Ian

    you sure love Huckabee dont ya

    January 30, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  3. Don Won

    Sorry nice try Huck, but we all know your going for the VP position.

    January 30, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  4. Charlotte

    To me Huckabee won this debate. McCain thinks too highly of himself and thinks because he's a war hero, he should be our President. I'm still not convinced.

    January 30, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  5. Menlo Bob

    Bill, ready to be baptised for Huck yet?

    January 30, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  6. Kate

    Huckabee clearly won the debate. Great answers, well-spoken, a true connection with people. It's surprising he doesn't get more votes.

    January 30, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  7. Susan

    Why hasn't Huckabee been able to go further. He's the best candidate out there and can be every bit as visionary and inspiring as Mr. Obama. I think he's great. It's very frustrating!

    January 30, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  8. jason

    Huckabee is clearly ending the debate on top. He's the most composed and has the best responses.

    January 30, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  9. Kirsten, F'burg, Virginia

    So why didn't CNN give him as much air time as McCain and Romney? Huckabee and Paul were treated like dirt compared to McCain and Romney.

    January 30, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  10. Rich Giambruno

    I am voting for Huck, he knocked it out of the box! Clear thinker! Best communicator since Regan!

    January 30, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  11. Andrew Wells

    well just look at his final comments he does it better than anyone else and seems to be at least honest about it.

    January 30, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  12. Nathan Ferris

    thats your idea Bill, stop being on one side..... this is a open discusion to help aware americans who want to on here...
    you are not intitled as a reporter to give your own ideas...
    let us respond...

    January 30, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  13. CaliMom

    Yeah Bill,

    I just cannot forget his other statements...

    the Confederate flag comment in the south

    the America should follow Biblical law answer...

    He scares me

    January 30, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  14. David De Trolio

    He looked great tonight, President Reagan would be proud of his statements and actions

    January 30, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  15. amy

    Huckabee is a smart man. It is too bad the American public cannot see that. He talks straight, and makes comments that actually matter to improving our country.

    January 30, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  16. Tasleem

    Maybe he just love 'Straight Talk'

    January 30, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  17. keith Pike

    Iam people and i dont relate

    January 30, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  18. reckon

    Very inspiring way to end the debate by Huckabee. He should definitely be a Vice-Presidential choice. Reagan would have been proud.

    January 30, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  19. liam

    Huckabee is by far the best candidate.

    January 30, 2008 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  20. Rich

    And Huckabee's icing on the cake was his answer to the last question about a Reagan endorsement. He started with very appropriate humility and proceeded to paint with a broad uplifting brush just as Reagan would have done, rather than with slaps at others (McCain's approach) and too many details (Romney's approach).

    January 30, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  21. not your business

    huckabee, mccain, and romney are masters at saying exactly what they think the public wants to hear. Real schmoozers!!!

    January 30, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  22. T Mitchell

    Gu Huckabee!

    January 30, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  23. Jeff

    Sense to who? Do we need another ex-governor of Arkansas running the country?

    January 30, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  24. Sick of this

    Schneider, you suck.

    January 30, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  25. Jacques

    Schneider is pushing for Huckabee because he knows H can't possibly beat the Dems. Typical CNN bull.

    January 30, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
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