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Huckabee Beats Romney In Head-To-Head Race

by @ 1:09 pm on October 18, 2009. Filed under General

According to the latest Rasmussen Poll:

If the choice for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 comes down to a choice between Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney, Huckabee has a slight edge

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone  survey of Republican voters finds that 44% prefer Huckabee, 39% favor Romney, and 17% are not sure.

Data released yesterday showed that Huckabee and Romney lead all hopefuls in an early look at the 2012 race. Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich also attract double-digit support.

Honestly, if it comes down to a choice between Tax Hike Mike and Flip-Flopping Mitt, I’m choosing None Of The Above.

6 Responses to “Huckabee Beats Romney In Head-To-Head Race”

  1. RomneyCare in Mass. should eliminate Mitt Romney from anyone’s GOP ticket, IMHO. I think that kills him with a lot of conservatives in the party.

    Huckabee’s preaching days unfortunately fit right into the lefts definition of the GOP as a bunch of religious wingnuts. Which kills a lot of independents and crossover votes.

    Who does that leave? No one with a real chance to carry the election.

  2. Kevin says:

    Honestly, if it comes down to a choice between Tax Hike Mike and Flip

    I’ll vote Obama.

  3. Scandia says:

    Oh, dear God, let Huckabee run! The Dems will be assured of winning the election.

  4. My hope would be that the GOP decides to spend time and money promoting Tim Pawlenty, a guy who (unlike the current 1600 resident) actually does do things in a bi-partisan way.

    If Scandia’s dream comes true we’ll all be speaking Chinese when they decided to call in our debt.

  5. Tom Burns says:

    There are a couple things that the GOP can do.
    First option: ambush. Imagine a candidate who comes out of nowhere and steamrolls the opposition. No one saw it coming.
    Marco Rubio had caught my eye awhile back, but I’m sure there are others. It would give intelligent candidates with a fresh perspective a chance, thereby widening GOP appeal. It might also impress the hell out of some, because instead of saying “Yeah, we know we suck. What’s that? Somebody somewhere thinks we should remain on the suck-train for the next decade? Sure, we can do that,” the public would instead see a GOP that refuses to suck and will reach to any height to embrace its (and more importantly, America’s) most justifiable ideals.
    Second option: roll over and cry in its milk like a bunch of pansies by nominating/electing candidates that are well-known by the public in the same sense as National Enquirer- everyone knows what they are and that they are not healthy to embrace, but they embrace them anyway because that’s what they know.
    I don’t want the second option GOP. I want a firebombing, Rambo-esque GOP (with a lot less of the blood/gore but with metaphorically similar asskickery) with candidates who think for themselves and appeal to the people without letting others bully them into things.

  6. Lynn says:

    I think Huckabee would make an oustanding president. Those who label him “Tax-Hike Mike” or “Big Gov Liberal” have not done proper research. Here are just a few items for consideration (and there is more):

    Huck supports the Fair Tax (which will eliminate income tax and close the IRS – a boon to our economy)

    He agressively opposed and/or opposes TARP, “Stimulus” plan, Auto bailout, Cap and Trade, Universal Healthcare, etc.

    As governor in Arkansas (10 1/2 year record):

    He cut taxes almost 100 times in the state of Arkansas.

    He returned almost $400 million to Arkansas taxpayers.

    He was the 1st Governor of Arkansas to pass a broad-based tax cut in the history of the state. He also doubled the standard deduction to $2,000 for individuals and to $4,000 for married couples, as well as the child care tax credit and eliminated the marriage penalty.

    He eliminated the capital gains tax on the sale of a home.

    He eliminated the state income tax for families below the poverty line.

    He reduced the capital gains tax for businesses and individuals.

    He indexed the income tax to protect people from paying higher taxes because of “bracket creep.”

    Governor Huckabee left the state with almost a $1 billion surplus- a state record, setting the stage for further tax reductions. The “Huckabee Surplus” enabled his successor to follow Huckabee’s lead to begin the elimination of the state sales tax on food.

    He cut welfare rolls by almost 50 percent.

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