January 30th, 2008
09:15 PM ET
10 years ago

Schneider: Huckabee scores again

Mike Huckabee weighs in during Wednesday night's debate.

Mike Huckabee weighs in during Wednesday night's debate.

More common sense from Huckabee – and on foreign policy, an area that’s been tricky for him this campaign season.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider

Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Bob

    Huckabee has scored twice in response to McCain/Romney, so let's hear him speak some more. Give Ron Paul some time as well.

    January 30, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  2. Ryan M.

    Are you kidding? Huckabee is not in this race... It is a 2-man race.

    January 30, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  3. reckon

    Huckabee has popular appeal and is a straight-up, common-sense guy. Isn't that what America needs at this hour?

    January 30, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  4. SJC

    Huc seems to be stuck on this idea that the USA has any obligation to foreign governments. If elected this man essentially will spend money on foreigners over domestic policy.

    January 30, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  5. Jason W

    Huckabee started out as a bottom tier candidate. He has effectively shown that he is a great orator and can relate to everyday Americans. Sure its a long shot for him to be nominated but guess what....he is young and can use this to propel him to run in future races.

    January 30, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  6. Jacques

    Romney is winning big-time. And nothing about the others says, "Presidential."

    Ron Paul? An amusing clown.

    January 30, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  7. lastnymleft

    Huckabee left it open to be in Iraq for 100 years, as well. "I hope it doesn't take that long". What BS! Let the people of Iraq run their own lives! Huckabee is lost; the GOP has lost the Nov election if they put one of these three PRO-WAR goons up in an environment where 70% of the people want to come home.

    January 30, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  8. RFP

    If the Govenor of California backs McCain.. oh my.....he is talking to Huck now.. hopefully, he will change his mind!! We as American's need to pray for all of the them; and pray that God leads our country again!

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

    yes come home but lets not disgrace our country or those in uniform, win the war and love America....Huckabee does.He did well tonight and he does have a chance for the future races. I hope the voters left are smart.

    January 30, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  10. Adam

    Ron Paul is not a clown....if nothing else he would make a good advisor. I am an undecided Democrat, who is looking for a canadate to support. The only person who doesn't want to invest in foreign gov. is Paul. The other candidates talk about it, but look at voting records....actions speak louder than words.

    January 30, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  11. Mike Allen

    just finished watching the Republican debate. You would have to be an idiot not to see that Huckabee dominated this debate. Huckabee was given half the time but said twice as much with substance. While Flip Romney and McCain sniped at each other, Huckabee outlined the issues clearly and honestly.

    January 30, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  12. JEJ

    RFP I second that. I'm praying hard now that the Governor changes to Huckabee or at least decides not to endorse AT ALL! I even saw him nodding in response to an answer of Huckabees. I believe that Huckabee makes the most sense and is the most straight forward and down to earth GOP candidate.

    January 30, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  13. AJ

    Perhaps if Huckabee gets all his supporters together and they all drop to their knees in prayer and handle a snake or two, he might just have a chance of winning.

    As for the Ron Paul supporters – give it up already. The man has NO chance.

    January 31, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  14. Steve Blaine Washington

    If Huckabee is still after Jerry Fallwell position as the leader Christian Right
    he better start campaigning for the position instead of the Presidency or he is going to find himself with nothing..

    January 31, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  15. ALG

    The very fact that McCain and Romney are so ably tearing each other's conservative credentials apart suggests two things. First, it's important to the Republican base that their candidate be a true conservative. Second, neither McCain or Romney are truly as conservative as the Republican base wants their candidate to be.

    Of the three main contenders in the Republican primary, Huckabee has the strongest conservative ideals. Moreoever, his performance during the debate re-affirmed his position as the one candidate upon whom Republicans can rely in equal measure for inspiration and straight-talk.

    Incidentally, Governor Huckabee is also the only candidate who can truthfully say he has gone up against the Clinton political machine and won, not once but four times. I am convinced that he is also the only candidate who can match the magnetism or charisma of Obama.

    January 31, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  16. Greg

    How do they stand with gay marriage?

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |