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. 14401

    Hummmmm-think I can sneak this one through. It say's nothing.

    September 19, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  2. DonnaLee

    The preliminary wingnut hoedown has started. Unfortunately there is not a moderate in sight. Not one single moderate.

    Oh why, oh why, do the rest of the moderates in the republican party have to be dragged into this religious abyss ?

    Where is our moderate Republican leadership ? Isn't it time to shuck the nuts that have been portrayed by the media as being representative of the entire party ?

    The party purged itself once just before the civil war, and all the nuts started the Radical Democracy Party.

    Why don't they, the nuts, gather their holy gobbledygook and get the hell out of our party ?

    Where are all the moderate Republicans ? Where ? Come on moderates ... step up !

    September 19, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  3. Bill R in Oakland

    Of course the Huck-ster won the straw poll. He's a Baptist Minister at a convention of religious conservatives for cryin' out loud.

    September 19, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  4. Peter

    ohiorepublicam09 wrote:
    "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."

    I'm just as happy. It would GUARANTEE four more years for President Obama.

    Now if we could just get them to nominate Palin for VP again ...

    September 19, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  5. Chuck

    Theocracy, here we come, if Huckabee gets the big job. Just what America needs, an American ayatollah who feels that the Bible overrules the Constitution. Remeber, it's separation of church and state.

    September 19, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  6. Richard-Arkansas

    For all of those who see him as a very Christian man with all of the theology background, his degrees is in Communications, not theology, and those of us here know that if you want him, you get the Taliban mentality. The most positive thing he did here was ARKIds FIrst, the children health insurance program. Aside from that you get a secretive man who even had the hard drives of state computers crushed, without regard to the state law about record retension so no information wopuld be available about his administration. That even included the hard drive at the airport where the state police plane was stored so the use of the plane couldn't be checked because it was used so much on the governor's travel that incoming Gov. Bebee discovered that the plane was at the max on its engines without being totally rebuilt at significant cost to the state.

    If you didn't like Bush's secrets and some of the things that Obama hasn't revealed yet, you will love trying to find out where Huckabee spends his time. Personally, I don't think he could endure the 24 hours a day tracking by reporters.

    He is a whole lot LESS than he seems but he talks good!

    September 19, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  7. Elaine

    Congratulations to Mike Huckabee, the interim winner and interim GOP conservative 2012 candidate!! The silent majority knew now the real facts what is going on in the United States. The final weapon and the ultimate warrior that will crush BHO must be concealed for the time being for quality assurance and security reasons. This how the big Goliath was defeated in the battle. No matter how big, strong and popular BHO is, God is just watching America and his leadership!! If he continues to be on the extreme left, God will intervene, in His Time....God Loves America because America protects Israel...this is in the bible.. whoever God Blesses...no man curse!!

    September 19, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    time to read...Betrayal by Linda chavex

    September 19, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  9. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    Values Voters=Holier Than Thou Voters

    September 19, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  10. Mary Thom

    I hope that voters will carefully consider Mike Huckabee without preconceived notions and name-calling. I am not an evangelical, but I believe he would be a strong leader and surround himself with the right people. He is more than a social conservative. Please objectively look at his firm views on fiscal matters, immigration, and national defense. Consider the positive results of his ten years as governor of Arkansas.

    It is true that he does not look at issues with a "one size fits all" mentality, but do we want that in our leader? I don't. He carefully considers each matter and each case. We need a leader who has experience, common sense, and is upright in character–one who is humble but strong. (If anyone is interested, google the story about Mike Huckabee and Jim Guy Tucker.) Mike Huckabee is not a whimp as some have suggested.

    September 19, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  11. Angelo

    This straw poll is just a straw poll. Did Ronald Reagan win on all straw polls 3-4 years before he got elected?? Like Palin, Ronald Reagan was mocked by the left and the democrats calling him idiot and stupid. The problems right now with Americans is they always believe in what MSM media is saying. Nowadays, we do not know anymore what is the truth and lies. Lawyers like BHO are intelligent people but they are also the most capable in telling so much of lies and are the most evil manipulators. Good lawyers can even transform evil criminals to innocense ones that is why lawyers are sometimes called the DEVIL'S ADVOCATE. Anyway, God is just watching America and Israel. If ever BHO becomes more leaning towards extreme left, God will give justice to America and HE will intervene. Great God Almighty has an alternative for BHO if his leadership fails. That alternative is coming from the North Star who has real Christian and moral values. Real American conservatives know already who are their voice right now. Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty??? These GOP politicians are just like dusts in the wind...traditional politicians who will do everything against their principles just to win attention and votes. They are not real leaders. True and effective leaders do not mind risking their lives and profession for as long as they fight for what is right.. for best moral interest of the citizens of a certain nation..Only Reagan, JFK and Lincoln have these kinds of values. Sarah Palin, though a woman, has these qualities.

    September 19, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  12. williefloyd

    Great Ghandi quote-as a Christian myself, I totally agree with him. One of my favorite scriptures-"Blessed be the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God". I haven't seen anything yet about warmongers!!!

    September 19, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  13. Mike in MN

    The Values Voter Summit is where Americans gather who still have a sense of decency and a soul.
    Not so much for liberal, progressives. Based on the ACORN videos it looks like liberal progressive values include how much we can cheat on taxes and defraud banks, launder money from prostitution and the sex slave trade, and use the launderd money to finance political campaigns. ACORN is a direct product of liberal, progressive leadership and values. And now liberal, progressives are running our country. And many showed their support for this kind of activity by not voting to defund ACORN. How many days until the 2010 election?

    September 19, 2009 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  14. jbar

    Well Mike H. so far not smart mouth like so many other Retardlicans.

    September 19, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  15. Ancient Texan

    Emma-I guess you'd rather have an athiest? Or a Muslim?

    September 19, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  16. Tired

    Why are we always talking about 2012? Didn't we just have an election? Seems like some people are trying to convince themselves the election of November 2008 never took place. Give the President a chance!

    September 19, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  17. m jeff

    The same Conservative values, but don't help your fellow man when he's down.

    September 19, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  18. Illinoistom

    Huckabee almost has too much common sense to get elected. The partisans on both sides seem to prefer half wits like Bush, or infantile ideologues like Obama to serious, thoughtful men like Huckabee.

    September 19, 2009 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  19. Rob R

    Huckabee seems like the nicest of the Republican crazies – but will only appeal to the extreme right in a general election matchup vs Obama. There is no way anyone on the left or middle would vote for him.

    September 19, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  20. Shelly

    I have never been so frustrated!! GOP can not win with Huckabee!! Start over "Christian" voters!!

    September 19, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  21. Clayton

    I think Huckabee is an interesting guy with some innovative thoughts, but he jumped the shark for me when he indicated that he didn't believe in evolution.

    September 19, 2009 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  22. Ana

    Mike Huckabee is ahead...well no surprise here...those "values voters/religious extremists" are no better than any nutcase from Afghanistan or Iraq, or the entire middle east for that matter!!!!
    These right wing bigots are as much of a potential threat to America as any terrorist that may come from abroad.
    RIGHT WING REPUBLICANS...THE REAL DEFINITION OF UNAMERICAN.

    September 19, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  23. tired of the real liars

    we need to move forward and leave these crazy right wing nuts who are stuck in the 19th century behind ...they're becoming the minority and yet we give them major press,,,,,,

    September 19, 2009 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  24. Donkey Party

    Considering the sponsor, it's like winning the rhinestone hood at a KKK gathering.

    September 19, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  25. New Independent

    Before anyone gets to excited just rememeber this voting was cast by less than 600 people. Lets not worry about 2012 yet, lets set our sites on 2010 and elect representatives who represent "We The People".

    September 19, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
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