February 7th, 2008
09:45 PM ET
10 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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- CNN Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney
soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. David

    With Mitt out... That means Obama has somemore supporters. Welcome friends!

    February 7, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. Binky Barnes

    Poor, duplicitous Huckabee-he is mistaken if he thinks any of us that supported Romney will ever support him.

    February 7, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  3. Derek, Riverside CA

    You've got a chance Huck! Go get him!

    I'll go on record that he's out of the race by wednesday.

    February 7, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  4. Iowa

    Go Huckster, we are behind you!

    February 7, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. Erik A

    What's with the non-stop updates on conservatives? The story in American politics over the past 3-4 years is the collapse of the conservative sway on elections. Conservatives don't like McCain and he's winning; conservatives wanted Romney and he couldn't win primaries; conservatives oppose Clinton and Obama and one of them will be the next president.

    The 'conservative movement' is no more.

    February 7, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Mike Huckabee is our last chance to preserve individual rights and freedom. A vote fior anyone else is a sellout of our armed forces and states' rights. He is the most capable to solving illegal immigration and winning the war against terrorism!

    February 7, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  7. Darth Vadik, CA

    And why should he...

    ...run Huck run....

    February 7, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  8. EVS

    Keep up the good work Huckabee !!!!

    February 7, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  9. danny

    Romney said, "I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror." So once again a Republican is insinuating that Democrats are essentially not opposed to terrorism. Just like Republicans try to paint Democrats as unpatriotic or un-American. When will they propose that we bring back HUAC?

    February 7, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  10. RD

    As a Romney supporter I will not throw my support behind Huck. I may grudgingly support McCain as the lesser evil compared to Hillary, but if McCain chooses Huck as his VP I'll in no way vote for that ticket.

    February 7, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  11. Darth Vadik, CA

    All the conservatives and the religious are going to go to Huckabee, as a matter of fact if it wasn't for Romney, Huck might have been a lot closer to McCain than he is now.

    If Texas is a take all state for Republicans, he could give McCain a run for his money, this one is not quite yet over, me thinks...

    ...by the way anybody know when Ron Paul is?

    February 7, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  12. Antoine Charvet

    This is a THREE-PERSON race, despite what CNN might want to have us believe, once again RON PAUL is being censored by the media, you guys are going to look stupid if he wins the nomination.

    February 7, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  13. Nicci

    Huckabee is not qualified for this run and McCain is an arrogant, selfish, grumpy old man. Now that Romney's out I have no more faith in the Republican party.

    Without a great leader like Rommey to vote for, I'm switching party lines and voting for Obama. He won't mess up our country as much as McCain and Huckabee would.

    February 7, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  14. KRIS IN WA

    Huckabee, it's evident that the only real man who has values and the qualifications in this Republican race was Mitt Romney. You are a wolf in sheeps clothes and a religious bigot who is by no means qualified to run this great country of ours.

    February 7, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  15. Sal in Phoenix

    Huckabee, go home! Youv'e worn out your welcome.

    February 7, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  16. Glen

    Wrong, it's a 3 man race Dr. Ron Paul, McInsane and the Huckster.

    February 7, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  17. Steph

    YEAH, MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It just makes me mad that so many people that would have voted for Huckabee voted for McCain (as fine of a man as he is) as a vote against Romney 😦

    February 7, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  18. rlkidd

    BREAKING NEWS " McCain unifies the Repulican party, withdraws from race.
    Sure looks good on paper.

    February 7, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  19. independent for obama


    February 7, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  20. anonomiuos

    clinton will win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shes strong and independent and brave

    February 7, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  21. Stu P.

    Governor Huckabee should follow Governor Romney's lead and step down from the race . . . There's simply no way that he will catch up to McCain in this race. Also, Huckabee is not a true conservative any more than McCain is. The Republicans need to start getting ready for the national race and unite so that Hillary can not get into office.

    February 7, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  22. Ken N.

    Aiding a surrender to terror? Please.

    As an independent Latter Day Saint, I plan to vote for whoever the democratic winner is.

    February 7, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  23. Walt, Belton,TX

    Gov Huckabee,

    Think you would fit right in as McCain's VP. Good balance, grit and the right kind of person.

    February 7, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  24. JSE, Omaha NE

    Dream on preacher boy! You're toast.

    February 7, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  25. JC

    He needs to follow Mitt's example.

    February 7, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
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