December 31st, 2007
06:02 PM ET
14 years ago

Protesters block Huckabee

Protesters lined Huckabee's Iowa campaign quarters Monday.

Protesters lined Huckabee's Iowa campaign quarters Monday.

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) ­ - Anti-war protestors and Ron Paul supporters both kept Mike Huckabee from entering his Iowa campaign headquarters through the front door Monday.

Three people who managed to break inside - holding a sign that said "What Would Jesus Bomb?" - were arrested and led away, yelling and singing.

Around two dozen Ron Paul supporters outside chanted 'Legalize the Constitution.'

Filed under: Iowa • Mike Huckabee
soundoff (186 Responses)
  1. lucas

    mitt romney is not government insider he is a corporate insider. his co. bain capitol does business with the carlyle grp. one of the leading war profiteers. he owns home depot with them and is buying clear channel comm. with their help. romney is the corporate side of the government problem. he is the one that the bush and friends have helped make huge profit. he is a greedy mother.

    huckabee is a bill clinton style tax and spend democrat. he uses God to get votes but all I see is a sadistic liar. I guess he will be the one looking for the razor blade.its sad
    that he is a media creation while Ron Paul has had work hard for every vote.he is getting the nod from the polls which are wrong. when you look at the other characteristics you see who these people are 79 percent think bush has done a good job. thats funny I thought 3 quarters of all Americans did not think so.

    its was the media who propagated the idea that Ron Paul was crazy or a nut job and his supporters too. well thats how they used to discredit people in the Soviet Union.
    since the big media in this country has both the old Soviet Union and the East German secret police propaganda directors working for them no wonder the media in this country has taken a turn for the worse and has started shaping the news big time.

    its sad in America you can say what you want when your with your friends but go to Washington and try to change things thats if they do not arrest you. freedom is almost gone. every one laughs at that Florida college student but he was arrested
    for speaking his mind whether you like what he did or not. I dare anyone to do anything.

    January 2, 2008 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  2. Jive Dadson

    Why does CNN discredit itself like this? Haven't the old media figured out that people can now check these things out for themselves? The whole thing is on YouTube. It would make more sense if CNN did not allow critical comments here. I'm puzzled.

    Huckabee's and Ron Paul's offices are right next door to each other, so the presence of a few people with Ron Paul signs is hardly surprising. The protesters were not carrying any Ron Paul signs. They associated themselves with Jesus, not a presidential candidate. No one blocked Huckabee from entering. His bus stopped there, a couple of suits exchanged words, and the bus drove away. It's all on the web for all to see.

    January 2, 2008 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  3. SpinMeister

    This article is spin all the way. I watched the video, the protestors let the cops lead them away like sheep. Also you can't see any Ron Paul supporters blocking the entrance.

    January 2, 2008 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  4. Jeff from West Virginia

    Can't you people tell what's going on?

    CNN is campaigning against Ron Paul and they are going to try their to make him look bad, even if they have to use false information.

    They are getting desperate folks!

    This makes me want to worker harder for him!

    January 2, 2008 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  5. jebba

    Ron Paul supporters didn't block Huckabee of course. Nowadays we get to verify this for ourselves:

    January 2, 2008 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  6. Julius

    To label Ron Paul as an Isolationist is the most lame charge yet.

    Since when does "In God we trust, all others pay cash" equate to Isolationism?

    Me thinks those suck ups who worship the Welfare-Warfare State are a wee bit confused, or have nothing better to say and have to lie at this point. Take your pick.

    Why not admit Huckabee is broke and his Nixonian destruction of computer data upon leaving the governor's office in Arkansas is just more proof that we have another sociopath wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross to get into a position of power where he can do the most damage?

    Need more proof? How about admit Huck's son who hung a dog needs Dad around home more often and should spend less time running for office?

    January 2, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  7. Brad

    If ANYBODY kept Huckabee from entering his headquarter it was the Mass Media gathered outside his door. The Ron Paul supporters were gathered at the office next to Huckabee's, well clear of any H'bee activities. Might as well blame it on H&R Block down the street....!!


    January 2, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  8. david cheney

    I watched two complete videos of the incident and one thing is clear: The reporter is lying!!
    At no time did any Paul supporter hamper the Hucksterbee. Dr Paul's supporters were, in fact, around the corner.
    It seems to be a sickness with journalists today. So few are capable of reporting the facts. Perhaps it's time to 86 the lot of them.

    January 2, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  9. Deane

    Dear Chief,

    it looks like you haven't been looking at the poll numbers in about 6 months.

    According to DES MOINES register latest IOWA polls Ron Paul is at 9% tied with Fred Thompson and above Gulliani, that's right, Ron beats Rudy. Get used to the headline tomorrow.. even CNN's own poll has him tied with Gulliani at 8%.

    By "mainstream" projection he'd come at least 4th in Iowa, i'm betting third.

    Best thing for you is to educate yourself, apply some logic, and maybe you will see why we are so screwed up.

    Ron paul is a democrat? is that why he

    never voted to raise taxes.
    never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
    never voted to raise congressional pay.
    never taken a government-paid junket.

    And he Voted to cut Government spending, secure our borders with real immigration reform, no amnesty.

    Is that why he votes to eliminate abortions and wants to overturn Roe V wade (if you dont know this case, please google)

    Tell me Chief, is this a democrat platform? Since when did the constitution became so "democrat"?

    Peace chief.

    January 2, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  10. james

    again Communist News Network distorting what really happened with Ron Paul supporters in this event....but you should be doing your research:

    Mike Huckabee recently named Richard Haas (the President of the CFR) as his advisor on foreign policy. CNN's WOLF BLITZER asked "Who are your principal foreign policy advisers, Governor?" Mike Huckabee responded: "Well, I have a number of people from whom I get policy. I'm talking to Frank Gaffney, I talk to Richard Haas.."
    So what does Richard Haas believe in? Here's an article below which was written by Haas for the Tapei Times. (hyperlink below)It basically states the Bill of Rights and Constitution should be given up in favor of a cooperative world body run by elite consensus. (so what are your views now?)

    January 2, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  11. Robert Kepka

    It is amazing how uninformed some of these people can be about Ron Paul's position. suggesting he is an isolationist is absurd. he is strictly for free trade not managed trade. He is against wars for NATION BUILDING. He is for our sovereignty not for North American Union.No doubt these are party people who put blind faith in a political party. I am sure they have never heard of the Bilderbergers, Council on Foreign Relations, Tri lateral Commission and other Secret organizations influencing our government. And these people vote. No
    wonder our country is in the sorry state it is. I guess anyone who is for following our constitution and our sovereignty is a nut case.

    Robert Kepka

    January 2, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  12. jeanananbeh

    George H.W. Bush called the Huckabee supporter type "the extra chromosome crowd" ,so how could they get their story straight? Ron Paul supporters did NOT prevent Mike Huckabee from entering his HQ. Ron Paul IS the peoples' candidate.

    January 2, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  13. Sandy Martindale

    Power Under vs. Power Over-
    Jesus (the real one) would never bust into someone else's property.He made like He was going to go on when He arrived at the home of the two men from Emmaus knowing that they desperately wanted to keep talking to Him,but waiting for their invite, not wanting to force himself on anyone. On the other hand, twice in His Father's house,He took out a whip and violently overturned the moneychanger's tables (the Federal Reserve money scammers of their day).Of course, He had a right to do that,it was His property,and they were making a mockery of it. "My house shall not be made a house of merchandising !"

    Something has been really bothering me; I'm seeing two kinds of Christianity manifesting in our country.It's even manifesting in the canidates running for office.These two types are at two opposite poles from each other. You've got power under people and power over people to quote Gregory Boyd.There's a disturbing brand of power over Christianity speading over America that says we are going to force our agenda down your throats.If you don't like it, too bad because we"re right! Jesus said,"The greatest (person) is the servant of all.'It's not just in politics either.I've been in churches that had this attitude.Arrogant, conceited,"We pastors and elders are always right ,because we are in authority.Just do whatever we say and even if it is wrong, it will be all right." We refused to bow down to them.We refused to do what we knew was wrong.They
    threw us out of "their" church. It was an honor to be thrown out. Ron Paul is a Christian,but he'll never use the name of Jesus to get votes for himself.He doesn't have to tell anyone he's a Christian;he lives it. Freedom comes from God. Freedom is not the norm in the world, oppression is, unfortunately. And it's not all the fault of the elite. It's our fault too. Freedom requires great responsibility and diligence on our part.We've always just assumed we'd always have it. We were told over and over again we did have it, all the while they were insidiously chipping away at it bit by bit. So,as far as the candidates go and our present president also Jesus said,"You'll know them by thier fruits. And for all you guys out there that made comments to the effect that Ron Paul is "weak" or whimpy you just don't understand power under, that's all! It is called "meekness". It empowers others and brings little attention to itself.

    January 2, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  14. tabitha

    I don't know if its pure ignorance or what? The title "protesters block Huckabee" and the first sentence 'anti-war protesters and ron paul supports'.
    Anything for a story sounds about right with this story.
    Wow! What some reporters will do for us to respond to their "semi-truthful" (twisted) stories.
    And they wonder why we like alternative news outlets.

    January 2, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  15. Carl L Jones Sr

    I’m so disappointed; I just found out that Ron Paul is a Born-again-Christian. He believes in a distorted view of the constitution. I think everything else about him and his campaign is great but I can’t believe he wants to do away with the rights of non religious citizens. Read his views on religion and compare that to what the founding fathers really said. Carl L. Jones Sr.

    January 2, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  16. Todd


    January 2, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  17. Mary T Ficalora

    Public demonstrators have to be on guard for infiltrators that show up just to bring down the integrity of the original demonstrators. It looks like the infiltrators have arrived.

    January 2, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  18. B. Hendricks

    I think we should ALL make up cardboard signs like the one mentioned and tape them to our car windows. "What would Jesus bomb?" I laughed so long this morning when I saw the video. Wonder what the Huckster had to say about it? Maybe Huck will ask God "What would Jesus bomb?" the next time he gets a phone call from Him!!
    Too funny!!!!

    January 2, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  19. Ro in CT

    You are completely wrong and should print a correction. Ron Paul HQ is next to Huckabee's. The people who were arrested were protesting anti war and were NOT with the Ron Paul people. We are a peaceful group who are everywhere to support Ron. The new media was surprised to see Ron Paul People when they got there an confused us with the war protestors. Please take the time to get your stories straight if you want to remain credible reporters. Your job depends on that. so remember that.

    January 2, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  20. Ro in CT

    For God's sake. (no pun intended). Huckabee is an idiot and has no supporters at least not any with brains. That is why he is being talked up. The neocons can make him do WHAT THEY WANT!!! It doesn't take a genious to know that, only a traitor!!!!!

    January 2, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  21. Ro in CT

    Mike from Fredericksburg, VA: Ron Paul is not an isolationist! Please, do your homeowrk, read his books . He is right. 100% right. Millions of Americans know that!

    January 2, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  22. Dhaupin

    I find it funny how all the logical, informative, constructive, and calm, comments come from RP supporters, while the bias, close-minded, childish ones come from the romney/huck/mccain pack. Its also funny how they all say the exact same things, while pushing aside calls for evidence or examples of such actions. "RP supporters have mental disorders, are extremists, are less intelligent than the general populous, are not patriotic, etc, etc". Progressive action and evolution of social awareness is NOT extremist nor is it out of hand. Propagating corp to government butt-sects and un-needed spending at the expense of YOUR quality of life is.

    Howabout you lay down some facts or clues as to why we are so nutty instead of just name calling? Prove your intelligence that you imply is so impressive.

    January 2, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  23. H. R. Green


    Hey, when you're getting paid to bend the truth, do you think they (CNN) would let this opportunity slip through their fingers? You reap what you sow– CNN, your day is coming,

    Mat. 12:36 "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." –The Lord Jesus Christ (Your future Judge)

    January 2, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  24. Ro in CT


    January 2, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  25. E. Russell

    To 'Mike – Fredericksburg, VA.

    If you do not know by now that Pearl Harbor was 'allowed' to happen just so the American people would be swayed to allow our 'leaders' to take us to war – you need a wake up call, pal!! Ron Paul is not an isolationist - but you are obviously one of the hypnotized sheep that believe everything your 'TV' tells you - why do you think they call it 'programming'??
    Ahhh ... just go back to watching the 'Fixed Noise' channel - go back to sleep, little sheep ...... everything will be ok, we won't let the boogeyman get you !!

    January 2, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
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