September 19th, 2009
03:48 PM ET
5 years ago

Mike Huckabee wins Values Voter Summit straw poll

WASHINGTON (CNN)– Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won the Values Voter Summit straw poll with 170 out of 597 votes.


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soundoff (77 Responses)
  1. centerleft

    Well, Romney you have to get crazier to win these people over.

    September 19, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. www.robmillerforcongress.com

    These crazy people have distorted the notion of values almost as much as they have distorted all that is real and true about Christianity itself.

    Why do these people think they alone are Values Voters?

    I'm a voter.

    I vote my values.

    And my votes probably better reflect the values inherent in the faith initiated by Jesus of Nazareth over 2000 years ago better than theirs do.

    Btw, Mike Huckabee is a pandering ham whose political career -beyond his uninteresting talk show on Fixed News – is over. These so-called "Values Voters" can have him.

    September 19, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  3. Denna

    Oh Dear Spirits. I can't believe that all that is going on that the Republicans are running on a "Values" platform. After what America has suffered between Joe "The Mouth" Wilson and those Tea Party Nuts, you would think that the Republicans would update their platform to contain, oh, let's see, some REAL ISSUES. Anyway 170 out of 597 isn't even half. Must be that conservative math.

    September 19, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. Emma

    So, Huckabee is the best of what the GOP has for leadership. A nice man, no doubt, but way too religion-based.

    September 19, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  5. cbc

    I don't agree with Mike Huckabee's politics at all, but I like the man. I think he is honest and honorable. He is head and shoulders above the rest of the nut cases running in this poll. He would be a worthy opponent for Obama. If he picked Colin Powell as a running mate, they could give us a run for our money in 2012!

    September 19, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  6. Patriot

    Awesome! If he or any of fhose ranting extremists at the Values Conference become the 2012 Repub nominee, Obama will win in a landslide!

    September 19, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  7. Lynne

    So much for science!!

    September 19, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  8. ohiorepublican09

    This is wonderful news! I am ready for Huckabee to run for President again in 2012. I am so happy he won the Values Voter Straw Poll. Go Mike!!!

    September 19, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  9. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, NC

    And Ron Paul came in last.

    Too bad the GOP can't get its head out of the bible-thumping Middle Ages–there are a lot of us out here who don't have a lot of use for self-righteous, narrow-minded, bigotry.

    September 19, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  10. Christopher Wells

    MIKE HUCKABEE 2012!

    Bringing Common Sense back to America!

    BALANCE CUT AND SAVE!

    September 19, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  11. Chris from NC

    What happened to Sarah Palin? Maybe the GOP is coming to its senses.

    September 19, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  12. Nevada dude

    too bad the GOP wont nominate Ron Paul.

    September 19, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  13. once upon a horse

    bottom line is does RUSH LIMBAUGH approve of him..we all know who is really running the GOP and it ain't Mike Steele.

    September 19, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  14. Stay Above The Murk Mr. President

    The Fox show he has is working for him, but can he get votes to win the primary and the general election?. TBC!!!

    September 19, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. Reagan was wrong

    Mike Huckabee is just the man America needs to lead it into the 18th century.

    September 19, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  16. disgusted

    Isn't he the one that wants to be replace the constitution and have a Bible based government?

    September 19, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  17. Kate in SW Fla

    Well, let's face it, not a lot of choice there. Romney is not going to be President, as much as he thinks he is entitled to it.

    September 19, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  18. Annie, Atlanta

    Just want I want, a massive load of religious righteousness served up right along with our government. Can't the GOP find anyone who thinks the government should run separate from social issues? What do we want to turn into, Iran?

    A quote from Gandhi: "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

    September 19, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  19. Brighter

    The GOP line-up is laughable. I hope they nominate one of these loons...Obama will crush any of these light weights like a bug, guaranteed.

    September 19, 2009 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  20. silly rabbit

    congrads Mr. Huckabee now I have some questions for you.....

    If you were to get the same economy that President Obama got from President Bush how could you fix it in 9 months like the right is expecting?

    How would you deal with "tea party" people that are complaining about taxes that you didn't even put on them yet, and plus them calling you names only because you're WHITE?

    You being a minister how would you handle another minister in public praying for your death and saying that he hates you and your family?

    Would it be ok with you if you gave a speech and outside there were men carrying AK47 rifles just because they can?

    And what do you do the keep Rush, Sean, and Glenn happy?

    September 19, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  21. Denna

    Oh joy. Huckabee won a straw poll. The wing nuts in this country cannot wait to return this country to the dark days of conservative rule where only the rich matter and the middle class pays. We live in a country where the right wing stirs up as much trouble as they claim liberals do. We live in a country now where congressmen THINK IT'S OKAY to insult the president aloud during a televised meeting. We are slowing growing to be no better than a third world country.

    September 19, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  22. Kayamoodeen Ogeer

    This is money well spent as it is for a good cause. Dinner at her house would be good so the winner could see Russia while discussing foreign policy and her run for the White House in 2012 as well as her run from Governor's Mansion.

    September 19, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  23. New Flash

    Mike Huckabee was on the list of most CORRUPT 10 politicians as he erased all the hard drives on government computers prior to leaving office as governor...what was he hiding? Nice values...

    September 19, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  24. Ha Ha Ha Ha

    Pawlenty slams Dems on 'reckless' spending.................................

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
    What a Joke……… Ha Ha Ha Ha :)

    Iraq War Spending $ 1.5 Trillion already…….. Is this not a Reckless Spending ??

    Ha Ha Ha Ha………. Why does Pawlenty not Talk about Iraq Spending ????

    We lost about 2800 people in the 9/11 attacks. To remedy that Bush caused 4300 US Troops to die. Still the Threat Persists and Al Quida is Existing and Not Eliminated. Actually none of the 9/11 terrorists were from Iraq. Had we given this money Already Spent on Iraq War to Al Quida, they would probably promise never to attack us………..
    Ha Ha Ha Ha

    What a Mockrey……… What a Joke this Guy is……… Ha Ha Ha……… What a Joke the GOP is ………. Ha Ha Ha Ha :P

    September 19, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  25. Kaye -Jacksonville FL

    Let the Games Begin!!! Romney and Huck can now begin to duke it out. Each can take their far right rants to the very edge and beyond, hoping to convince that GOP base that their voices have been heard. Granted a lot can happen between now and the 2011 prez primaries – but I wouldn't mind seeing Obama run against the huckster.

    What the hell happened to the original beauty queen and former gov? Palin didn't show up for the summit so I guess she couldn't get their vote, huh?

    September 19, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
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