March 2nd, 2008
11:05 AM ET
13 years ago

Dallas Morning News backs Huckabee

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="A Texas newspaper has picked Mike Huckabee over John McCain."]
(CNN) - Two days before the Texas primary, the Dallas Morning News published Sunday an editorial emphasizing its endorsement for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, despite acknowledging that he has no chance of capturing the Republican presidential nomination.

Though Sen. John McCain of Arizona is the presumed nominee and "it is mathematically impossible" for Huckabee to pull ahead in delegates, Huckabee "remains our choice for the GOP nomination," the newspaper's editorial board wrote.

This is not the first time the paper has endorsed Huckabee. Last month, it called him a "a progressive conservative with a pastor's heart."

And in December, it called him "decent, principled and empathetic to the views and concerns of others - an antidote to the power-mad partisanship that has led U.S. politics to a dispiriting standstill."

The Dallas Morning News also endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Updated 1:34 p.m. to note original endorsement occurred in December 2007.

Filed under: John McCain • Mike Huckabee • Texas
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Obama's MOMENTUM

    i added a comment and pushed submit comment and
    it disapeared. Is it just me or is anyone else being deleted
    before it begins. Actually, I work pretty hard at sending and
    intellegent message. Is it because I am a woman!!!!!!!!!!

    March 2, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  2. Byron in CA

    Hey Republicans out there, looks like the game plan was changed by Rush Limbaugh. He want's ya'll to vote for Hillary now instead of obama. He's all upset at McCain now and wants to teach him a lesson, What Cha gonna do now? LOL Go Huckabee.

    March 2, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. Ennis, LA

    Ralph Nader is the only truly non-partisan candidate for president.

    Vote Nader March 4th in Texas primary.

    March 2, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. TheLeftNut

    What the Huck is this about?


    March 2, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. Jonathan, Florida

    People keep telling only the first half of the facts.

    Yes – Gov. Huckabee cannot secure 1,191 delegates to secure the nomination. However – he can prevent McCain from getting that number as well.

    This would force a brokered convention. Guess what? All delegates are then free to vote for whoever they choose!

    This is a possibility!

    March 2, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. AJP,Richardson, TX

    I live in the Dallas area, andf I really put much stock in wht the Dallas Morning News prints.

    March 2, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  7. Jack from California

    WOW- A newspaper endorsing a candidate that thinks the world is only as old as the front runner Juan McGeezer!

    What a pair these two would make Juan Mc could brief Huckaberry on the good old days in the garden of eden a few thousand years ago!

    Get real America – Vote Democrat and restore America to greatness! We have enough of the corrupt GOP.

    March 2, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
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