February 13th, 2008
09:00 AM ET
14 years ago

Huckabee vows to stay in the race

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/13/art.huck.ap.jpg caption="Huckabee said he's staying in the race."] LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (CNN) - Mike Huckabee vowed to stay in the race despite losing three more primaries Tuesday night, pledging to give voters in the coming primaries "a solid, conservative, absolute pro-life candidate" as an alternative to frontrunner John McCain.

"The nomination is not secured until somebody has 1,191 delegates," Huckabee said. "That has not yet happened. We're still continuing to work and to give voters in these states a choice."

McCain easily won primaries in Maryland and the District of Columbia, but Huckabee gave him a run for his money in Virginia. The former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister said the results showed that "there's still a real sense in the Republican party of a desire to have a choice."

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soundoff (261 Responses)
  1. Locutus of Borg

    Huckabee offered the world ORDER!

    February 13, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. IndyCindy

    Shane, hate to be the one to break it to you, but you have been duped. Evolution is a THEORY. Ever heard of Darwin's Theory of Evolution?

    February 13, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. Sandra in Michigan

    A vote for Mike Huckabee is a vote for the best candidate for the Republican Party and for America. His experience in leadership, strength in debates/public speaking and personality are only a few reasons that Mike Huckabee would make a great president. Check out Mike Huckabees website and you will see he is truly the candidate for all people. His ideas represent the change that America needs.
    A vote for Mike Huckabee is a vote for a better America for everyone!

    February 13, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  4. Tannim

    It's not about the popular vote, it's about the delegates, and George W McCain, the Panamanchurian Candidate, doesn't have those. The MSM projections are just fantasy-league numbers and aren't accurate and will not be until the various state conventions select their national convention delegates. MSM never researched that at all.

    February 13, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. Travis

    Huckabee don't give up! My prayers are with you every night. Have faith as David did when holding only a stick and five stones against the all strong philistine army! The lord will deliver you just as he delivered the Giants against the Patriots. Impossible I think not. GOD BLESS! (Philipians 4:13)

    February 13, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. John

    So my comment is awaiting moderation for 1 1/2 hrs. while I see all of the hate and bigotry spewed here. posted promptly. Hmmm-

    Oh yeah, I mentioned that God loved everyone and sent His Son to die for their sins. That explains it.

    How sad for our country.

    February 13, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. PC

    I'd love to see a debate between Huckabee, McCain, and Ron Paul. It would be hard for a moderator to not distribute time to Mike and Paul to express their views. Base on the last CNN debate, McCain is a terrible debater (what else does he know beside name dropping?). He will be miserable when running against Obama / Hillary.

    February 13, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. Troy

    Huckabee needs to quit, don't try to change the inevitable. Save the sponsors' money. It's a simple math and it equals to: "You're done!"

    February 13, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. Sam

    Here's my rating for the country after the election

    Fair to potentially very good: Huckabee becomes president.
    The bad: McCain becomes president.
    Worse than that: Clinton becomes president.
    ultimate debacle: Obama becomes president.

    Since Huckabee's chances are slim to none, it looks like we're in for a really rough ride.

    February 13, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. Josh

    Huckabee should have dropped out long ago so that we would have a real choice – Romney. Huckabee has done some major damage to America by splitting the conservative vote. Keep on fighting Huck maybe you can get us all to hate you as much as we hate the Clintons.

    February 13, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  11. Zach

    Ironic that most of the posts here are from critics. Complaining won't get you anywhere. He's staying in the race. So what? It would be pretty boring If every underdog sports team packed their bags, because they were afraid of the "better team". Why would you care so much if you didn't think he actually had a shot at winning?

    February 13, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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