February 7th, 2008
09:45 PM ET
7 years ago

Huckabee vows to continue campaign

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee said Thursday he will continue his quest for the Republican nomination, and directly appealed for support from backers of Mitt Romney’s now suspended presidential bid.

"As a true authentic, consistent, conservative, I have a vision to bring hope, opportunity and prosperity to all Americans, and I'd like to ask for and welcome the support of those who had previously been committed to Mitt," Huckabee said in a statement.

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  1. Conservative4Life, USA

    Give it up Huck...

    February 7, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  2. Mar

    This is to show the game that is been made in the election. Huckabee don't quit, you might be the nominee despite all the tactics by the republican party.

    February 7, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  3. Wes

    Stay on, Gov. Huckabee. We need a principled man like you as our President. Let not the conservative values and principles die out. Go Huck!!!

    February 7, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  4. Kim Tennessee

    Would someone on CNN please do the math and tell us if Mike Huckabee has any hope of being able to get the delegates and come from behind? He pulled off a miracle on Super Tuesday, and I wonder if Mitt's voters knew then what they know now, would they have voted for Mike or Mac? If Mike had his votes plus Mitt's then McCain would NOT be the frontrunner! Why did so many Republicans listen to Rush Limbaugh instead of their hearts? Huh? Please do the Delegate Math now! Thanks!

    February 7, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  5. R. Mullen

    I am saddened that Mitt Romney is no longer running for president. He would have been able to fix our economy, take care of domestic issures and protect our country from outside evil. How sad that the Republicans could not see this. McCain is too old and still of the old boy's club. Nothing will change. If he continues to run on his POW status, I say, get over it, get on with it, That was years ago and you were not the only one who experienced the ugliness of war.

    February 7, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  6. Chris Texas

    Doesn't Huckabee understand it's mathmatically impossible for him to win the GOP nomination? Do the Republicans honestly want someone in office with the math skills of a 1st grader?
    Huckabee, you're still in the race because you want the attention. Go away and let McCain attempt to unite your party. The Republicans will need it come November whether it be Hillary, who will plow McCain, or Obama who will gather the support of swing voters and young americans, McCain will need all the support he can get. Huckabee is just splitting the GOP so come November, Much needed Democrats will hold the Presidential Seat.

    February 7, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  7. shaun

    There's absolutely no chance for huck to win, so he needs give up and save some of the respect he's garnered from super tuesday....

    vp anyone

    February 7, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. Johnson

    Good luck with that. The top republicans have already gotten together and said that they were with McCain and nothing is going to change the eventual outcome. Huck and prolong it for as long as he wants, but McCain will win.

    February 7, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  9. Loops

    Huckabee sure is true and consistent – in what – only he knows.

    February 7, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  10. JC in IL

    Huckabee doesn't deserve any of Romney's supporters until he can apologize for bigoted remarks about Mormons.

    February 7, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  11. Steve

    Get out Huckabee.... no one wants you.....You are more liberal then even John McCain

    McCain/Romney in '08

    February 7, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  12. Scotch Plains, NJ

    "Mike Huckabee said Thursday he will continue his quest for the Republican nomination, and directly appealed for support from backers of Mitt Romney’s now suspended presidential bid."

    Are you kidding me Mike? It was YOU who screwed over Romney, why would his supporters ever switch over to you?

    February 7, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  13. Colleen Kansas City, Mo

    If he wants to aid in the war on terror he can send one of thoes boys of his. I'm just glad he's gone!!

    February 7, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  14. Huckabee 08

    Huckabee's got my vote! The ONLY choice for President!

    February 7, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  15. Ben

    I believe he will be there to the end but he has no legitimate chance of winning.

    February 7, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  16. Terry, Seattle WA

    "two-man race"? Hello?! Ron Paul's still in it to win it!

    February 7, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  17. Paul Thompson

    Fair Tax....Fair Trade...Fair Leadership!

    He Gets It!!!

    February 7, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  18. Shelley

    So, if I am reading that correctly, Mitt dropped out because if he didn't the terrorists would win. That is just beyond pathetic, and proof that he is exactly what the country DOESN'T need.

    February 7, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  19. Will

    Ron Paul vows to keep fighting too! Where's your post about HIS speech (that drew applause and cheers) at CPAC? Oh – that's right, CNN refuses to cover the real conservative in the race.

    February 7, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  20. Charlotte

    Well at least McCain wont have to spend much. Huck is broke.

    February 7, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  21. Joy

    Can he not add.......

    February 7, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  22. Jayson

    As admiral as the idea of fighting on until the end is there is little to no chance that with Romney out of the picture that McCain can be stopped. Huckabee will have to live with the fact that he along with Romney practically gave McCain a free ride because they were too scared to point out McCains many flaws that would make him unelectable as President.

    February 7, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  23. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    How are republicans going to swallow Huckabee if he's John McCain's running mate? They can bearly swallow John McCain without Huckabee shoveling himself down their throats. The two of them are not a pretty or smart picture together.

    February 7, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  24. Quirkydude

    Ron Paul isn't quitting either.

    February 7, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  25. Craig Hayes

    Can Huckabee's advisors not add? It is mathematically impossible for Huckabee to win, even if he secured every single delegate that is left.

    February 7, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
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