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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  1. JIlli

    This is a joke, right?

    September 19, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  2. Myra

    Did Missouri Congressman Blont compare Chiarman Steele to a Monkey. I heard that Congressman Blont spoke at the so called "Values Voters" summit in Washington on last night and shared with his audience a story of a group of Britts moving to India and playing golf and then a money interjects himself and to the game and keeps throwing the balls around forcing the Britts to change their golf game, to adapt, ant to learn to play where ther monkey throws the ball, and then made the comparison to what's going on in Washington today. When he says in " Washington," to whom is he comparing is he referring to, the House, the Senate, the President? If he's referring to the Preseident, isn't he also refeering to RNC Chairman Steele?

    September 19, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  3. Chris

    Have you seen the break out panels at this Values Voters Conference – Global Warming Hysteria: The New Face of the "Pro-Death Agenda"; Obamacare: Rationing Your Life Away; Activism and Conservatism: Fit to a (Tea) Party; and Thugocracy: Fighting the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy. They all scream Paranoia and Fanaticism. I don't think I could come up with more extreme, absurd titles if I tried.

    As far as Agendas are concerned, the only ones who seem to have an over-arching plan that they are constantly pursuing are the Right Wingers. They want to destroy Obama and completely oppose anything and everything done by the Left. And they don't care how much it hurts the country doing it. Just as long as if it furthers their ideology and restores them back to power.

    September 19, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  4. Connie, Indiana

    what values???The values from several years ago, or the values you use to promot your own political agenda?? I think the American people deserve a "HONEST" answer.

    September 19, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  5. mk

    Another loser from the has been file at the GOP. No one liked him in the 2008 race why would that change now?

    By the way "Annie, Atlanta", great quote from Gandhi!

    September 19, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  6. Myra

    Did Missouri Congressman Blont compare Chiarman Steele to a Monkey? I heard that Congressman Blont spoke at the so called "Values Voters" summit in Washington on last night and shared with his audience a story about a group of Britts moving to India and playing golf and suddenly a money interjects himself into the game and keeps throwing the balls around forcing the Britts to change their golf game;forcing the Britts to change their game and to learn to play where ther monkey throws the ball. He then went on to make the comparrison to what's going on in Washington today. When he says in " Washington," to whom is he referring to, the House, the Senate, the President? If he's referring to the Preseident, isnt he also refering to the RNC Chairman, Chairman Steele?

    September 19, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  7. JIlli

    Hey Ladies –

    Check out this seminar brought to you by the Values Voters

    THE NEW MASCULINITY – CONGRESSIONAL A

    "Feminism has wreaked havoc on marriage, women, children and men. It is time to redress the disorder it has wrought and that must start with getting the principles and ideals for a new "masculinism" right. Such a "masculinism" will have its dovetailing counterpart in a new "feminism" for they mutually define each other and, in nature, are meant to be complementary. This panel will begin this exploration. "

    What planet are they living on? And year do they think this is?

    I guess they're not too concerned with losing the educated womens vote because this type of nonsense virtually guarantees it. Be subserviant and walk 5 paces behind. That doesn't represent my "values".

    September 19, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  8. Chris

    It looks like Huckabee is the GOP's rising star. Romney looks to be fading fast.

    September 19, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  9. Donna

    Values? Whose values? Seems to me that Huckabee and the other Value Voters" think THEY have the key to Christianity. Yet they are so intolerant!!! Barack would beat any of these so -called Christians!

    September 19, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  10. m jeff

    Did they check with Boss Limbaugh first.

    September 19, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  11. Ethel Blue

    Sarah: You go girl! You've got what it takes.

    September 19, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  12. Chipster

    Values? Christ was not an advocate for theocratic government. The religious wrong are not advocates for Christian values. They are advocates for power and control over anyone who disagrees with them.

    I can only hope that Americans have had their fill of hatred and intolerance, disguised under a Christian facade. Faith is a choice. If it's forced, it isn't faith. Bin Laden doesn't get that and neither does Huckabee and Co.

    What they proposed is the opposite of liberty.

    September 19, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  13. Apolitical Blues

    You people don't know anything about Mike Huckabee. He has spent more time in broadcasting and public service than he has in ministry. He NEVER used his office to influence science, public school curricula, or religion while he was governor of Arkansas. All you've seen in the media is his religious views because they insist on asking him only religious questions so people like you will say that he's "way too religious." He actually has some interesting views on politics and society having had more public service experience than any of the other "leading" hopefuls.

    Go read something he's written about politics and society instead of relying on soundbites. He advocates personal responsibility, integrity, federalism, and self-governance. This is not only about social issues and values, they are sensible and practical policies. If people would try these, our government could shrink to a realistic and sustainable level. Taxes would be lower, the dollar would remain strong, prices would stabilize, small business, technology & innovation would flourish, and jobs would return. People said Reagan was "too religious" too. They were wrong about Reagan then, and they are wrong about Huckabee now.

    September 19, 2009 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  14. Hugo

    I really liked Huckabee until he went off on the religious tirades. A fundamentalist is a fundamentalist whether it be christian or muslim. One day Government will figure out that you cannot regulate morality. He does have some good common sense to know what works and what doesn't, something the current Administration could use some schooling on!

    September 19, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  15. After Rev. Wright,Van Jones,Acorn & the Unions

    Go Huckabee.....

    GLY

    September 19, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  16. After Rev. Wright,Van Jones,Acorn & the Unions

    Go Huckabee?

    September 19, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  17. Rev. Wright,Van Jones,Acorn & the Unions

    Obama rules and Huckabee druels..........

    September 19, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  18. Rev. Wright,Van Jones,Acorn & the Unions

    CNN, Obama rules......

    September 19, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  19. HAWK IN TEXAS

    I am a person that believes in god. i am a liberal democrat. i believe in going to church. but we do not need the kind of religous people that are the right wing republicans. there is a thing called the consitution that says seperate church and state. the churches need to stay out of politics. recently there is a babtist preacher praying for Obama's death among other things. to be christan is great but to be a radical right wing christan is bad, very bad.

    September 19, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  20. Vyker

    Folks..I mean the neo-libs...Don't worry. I am sure ACORN will help re-distribute voter registration cards for the 2012 election.

    Per nasty and vicious remarks about the conservatives....why are you paying attention to them, or like the parent you had when you were growing up...you were told stuff you didn't like...but you knew it was for the best.

    Personnally I originally did not care either way for S. Palin...but now that the mention of her names makes liberal's cringe....I love it!

    September 19, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  21. Andrew

    Is this the guy that still believes the earth is only 6000 years old? Or am i thinking of someone else?

    September 19, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  22. 14401

    I'm thinking that you are all going to be surprised how the coming elections are going to turn out. Everywhere we went, during a 35 day trip, through 45 cities, and 15 states, people of all political persuation are M O R E than just angry. This will be the biggest landslide for any Independant, non politician type who has enough money to even advertise just a little on Facebook, etc. The mainstream media is not to be trusted. That includes Fox. The rest are just worse. Does anyone really still watch MSNBC??? America is waking up, slowly, but it is going to get loud and it has nothing to do with race in any way.

    September 19, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  23. 14401

    God-I'm always in "moderation".

    September 19, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  24. 14401

    What politics does the moderator have? I guess my opinion doesn't count like on so many of the mainstream media outlets. Par for the course.

    September 19, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  25. gary davis Harbor Oregon

    RATHER SEE HIM THAN the rest of the goon squad threats and fear
    maybe Huckabee can ask mr. Obama for A job in the currant administration :)

    September 19, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
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