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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, January 07, 2008


Huckabee’s Populist Message Slams ‘Nanny State’
Though economic populism and small-government conservatism don’t seem to go together, Mike Huckabee is trying to make the two a logical combination. The Republican presidential candidate has swept through New Hampshire for the last several days, explaining why big government is a burden on working-class Americans...

Limbaugh, Other Conservatives, Slam Huckabee
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won the first Republican primary of the 2008 election last week, but many top conservatives are not happy, with some calling him a “Christian socialist” and others a “Republican Jimmy Carter.”doesn’t stand a chance.” Full Story

Michael Medved is one who is not slamming Huckabee; he considers Huckabee to have many conservative positions. Medved writes:
Distorting Huckabee's Victory

Predictably enough, most media commentators have totally misinterpreted the nature of Mike Huckabee's big win in the Iowa GOP caucuses. Conventional wisdom says that he swept to victory based on overwhelming support from Evangelicals, but conventional wisdom is flat-out wrong.

According to the exit polls used by major news networks, a majority of voters who described themselves as "evangelical" or "born again" Christians actually voted against Huckabee--with 54 percent splitting their support among Romney, McCain, Thompson and Ron Paul. Yes, Huckabee's 46 percent of Evangelicals was a strong showing, but it was directly comparable to his 40 percent of women, or 40 percent of all voters under the age of 30, or 41 percent of those earning less than $30,000 a year. His powerful appeal to females, the young and the poor make him a different kind of Republican, who connects with voting blocs the GOP needs to win back. He's hardly the one-dimensional religious candidate that we see in the media caricature.


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