November 1st, 2007
09:00 AM ET
15 years ago

Huckabee: I'm on the rise

Watch GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on CNN's American Morning Thursday.

NEW YORK (CNN) - Republican Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee told CNN's John Roberts Thursday his poll numbers are going up and the money is beginning to pour in.

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  1. Chris, Middletown, CT

    I gave him a shot the other day and watched a speech he gave to a group of supporters....I am still a Giuliani supporter.....but he was an excellent speaker with many fantastic ideas to lead the country forward....whether you are on the right or on the left (and the majority of us in the center) – you need to listen to EVERY candidate regardless of your party – and make up your own mind....(oh....and if you can't do Giuliani in 08....he will win...)

    November 1, 2007 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  2. F., California

    Governor Huckabee is without any doubt the most competent candidate out there, Democrat or Republican. He was touted by Time magazine as one of the 5 best governors in 2005.

    You don't get recognized as one of the five best governors if you have not a proven track record of competence and management of public resources.

    Besides, he has very solid policy positions on protecting America (he has vowed to work aggressively to defeat jihadists' attempt to hurt the US again), immigration (close the border and stop the chaos), tax (he's fiscally conservative and reduced taxes as Arkansas governor), environment (he says he will make it a top priority), education etc.

    He served as a two-term governor of Arkansas and before that as a lieutnant governor. Compared to him the rest of the candidates are like interns trying to learn on the job.

    November 1, 2007 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. F, California

    Governor Huckabee is by far the best candidate out there, Dems or Republicans. He's got the most executive experience and his policy positions on the war on terror, immigration, health, education and so forth are solidly sound.

    What's more he's got the temperament to be a uniter which you can't say of some of the other candidates.

    November 1, 2007 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  4. Robb, New York

    I don't always agree with Governor Huckabee's political platform, but at least he's straightforward with everyone. He at least tells you what he really thinks and shows often that he is human, not a robot operated by advisers, think tanks, poll numbers and focus groups. And I believe that of all the candidates running, Huckabee is the most likely to reach out to all parties and work for honest change in government.

    The trouble is that the RNC doesn't seem to think he's "electable" and would rather sell their souls for a brand name to get the White House, even if the brand name doesn't follow some of their major tenets. And there's the disgruntled Christian conservative wing who can't seem to find their perfect candidate. Yet here's Huckabee, a former Baptist minister and pro-lifer, right under all of their noses. It just makes no sense.

    In a perfect world, Huckabee would be running away with the Republican nomination, and he would take a guy like John Boehner to try and carry the Midwest or Mitt Romney to try and get a few Northeastern states. On the Democratic side, the nominee should be Barack Obama, who though is very, very much a rookie, can speak the most honestly of all of his opponents. Evan Bayh or Virginia Governor Tim Kaine would make an ideal running mate.

    Huckabee-Romney vs. Obama-Kaine. It may not be the most sexy of presidential races, but it's the ideal one. And the country would be better off with either pair, rather than more of the Bush-Clinton-Dubya-Hillary political machine that has driven this country into the ground.

    November 1, 2007 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  5. Jack Jett

    Mike Huckabee has been busted in so many lies that the right wing press seems to overlook.

    Chaotic Modulation

    November 1, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. mark, Jonesboro GA

    Huckabee managed to raise just over 1 million in October. Putting him on pace to raise just over 3 million for the third quarter.

    That's not Money 'pouring' in when the campaign is averaging about 33 – 34K a day. Just for comparison, Ron Paul raised a little over 2 and a half million dollars for the month, which puts him on pace for about 7.5 Million a quarter and a daily rate of 83 to 84K.

    Make it a story when his donations beat Ron Paul, McCain, or Thompson.

    November 1, 2007 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  7. Beckster

    Mike from Palo Alto –

    You are obviously an intelligent individual, however, you know very little about either Christianity or the Muslim religion if you think that they have the same ultimate goal.

    Muslim extremist wish to impose their law on everyone and will kill or enslave to do so. That is their goal and the way to salvation.

    Christians would love for everyone to turn to the Lord for salvation because we feel it is the true path to heaven. However, the Bible does not teach Christians to impose their will through force on others. As a Christian I am taught to "spread the word" but I cannot convince by force or any other means someone to believe. The Holy Spirit is the only thing that moves a person to accept Jesus into their life. Christians openly accept all religions and we are taught to love the Lord with all our hearts and our neighbors as well.

    Mike Huckabee would love for this nation to get back to God. And so would I. This country was a lot better off when going to an evangelical church was the norm and the media didn't glorify killing, sexual deviants, greed, and dishonesty. However, as a Christian Mr. Huckabee is tolerant of other religions as long as they do not keep him from believing in his. As a President he also recognizes that the 1st Amendment clearly states that our government cannot enact laws which establish one religion over another. Freedom of religion is what Christianity is all about. It is about personal choice and responsibility.

    So no, our goal as Christians is not to make sure everyone in the world becomes a Christian. Whereas the Koran teaches that all must accept.

    November 1, 2007 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  8. Moon Pie

    I love it when people who have absolutely no idea what the Fairtax is try to make up stuff. It really shows their lack of intelligence. Either that or they are an accountant and know their services will be in much less demand.

    November 1, 2007 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  9. Tim, Gilroy, CA

    He seems to be the only thinking candidate on the Republican side besides McCain who can't win the far right 100%. His sincerety and deliberation have won me over. If he can hang around, he's got my vote.

    November 2, 2007 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  10. Joe S


    November 2, 2007 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  11. Chris, Toledo, OH

    Mike Huckabee – a revolting combination of neoconservative, socialist and Christian theocrat – is perhaps the biggest threat to American freedom today.

    November 2, 2007 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
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