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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:54 pm 
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Here's a few links to Huckabee's excursion to the West:

Drawing a comparison between Huckabee's approach and campaign and Pat Buchanan's:
Huckabee: Put American workers first, liberal judges last
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DENVER, Colo. — It's a new political environment for social conservatives, but Mike Huckabee is trying a familiar political formula.

Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit, Huckabee slammed unfair trade deals, denounced the "judicial tyranny" whereby the Supreme Court writes the country's marriage laws and talked about the importance of economic independence to America's sovereignty and freedom.

In 1996, Pat Buchanan also mixed strong social conservatism with "America First" rhetoric on trade and economics. The result was a strong showing in Iowa, victory in New Hampshire and a distant second-place showing behind Bob Dole.

Huckabee won the 2008 Iowa caucuses and performed well with evangelicals in subsequent primaries running on a similar platform. But while his warm-up speaker at the Western Conservative Summit touted his likeability and his own one-liners reflected his sunny disposition, this time there is more of a Buchananite edge to Huckabee's presentation.
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Huckabee lacks Buchanan's specifics. The conservative pundit turned presidential candidate called for slapping tariffs on imports and using Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution to strip the Supreme Court of its jurisdiction over key social issues, drawing on William Quirk's 1995 book Judicial Dictatorship. If the former two-term Arkansas governor turned television personality has ever proposed either, I haven't heard it.

But the themes are unmistakable. There has been some speculation that social conservatives will change their political approach and focus more on religious liberty than either economic populism or the culture wars. Not Mike Huckabee. Judging from the standing ovation that followed his speech in Denver, his message still has a constituency.


Full article: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/huckabee-put-american-workers-first-liberal-judges-last/article/2567173

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:56 pm 
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Mike Huckabee on the pot experiment...oh, and did RomneyCare really work that well in Massachussets?

I agree that States are perfect policy laboratories.

Mike Huckabee on pot: Hey, Colorado, let us know how it works
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Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said states are supposed to be the laboratories of government so Colorado and Washington should spend a couple of years seeing how their legalization of marijuana works out before other states follow suit.

“If were going to have it, this is the way to do it. Road test it. Find out how it works,” Huckabee said Saturday.

He also talked about being stoned and having the munchies.

The former governor of Arkansas is one of six Republicans eyeing the White House in 2016 who is speaking at the Western Conservative Summit underway in Denver this weekend. After addressing the crowd, he attended a question-and-answer session with the press and others.

“If elected president would you allow states like this that legalized marijuana to continue with that policy or would you prefer to enforce federal rules” against it, Huckabee was asked.

“If after a few years the people of Colorado are making more money, they’re bringing in more jobs, people go to work early, they stay late and they get their jobs done better and they’re all happy — and other than having a bad case of the munchies they’re just doing great — maybe the rest of the country will see how wise it is,” he said.

“If, on the other hand, you have people who don’t show up for work and who stay stoned half the time, if you have kids who end up eating what they thought was just a good nice brownie that their mama made but it makes them sick and puts them in the emergency room, if you have enough of that, then maybe the other states will step back and say, ‘Thanks, Colorado, for protecting us from making the decision that you guys made that didn’t work out real well for you.'”

Huckabee said that strategy is better than having a “50-state mistake,” which is how he described Obamacare. (Wait, I thought Mitt tried a version out on Massachusetts and it worked OK.)


http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/06/27/mike-huckabee-on-pot-hey-colorado-let-us-know-how-it-works/121556/

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:58 pm 
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And, of course, on the SCOTUS-ruling:

Mike Huckabee: Conservatives can ignore gay marriage ruling like Lincoln ignored Dred Scott

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/27/mike-huckabee-conservatives-can-ignore-gay-marriag/

Anyone else who's got courage like Huckabee?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:03 pm 
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Give Gov. Huckabee a platform to speak. Give him enough money to compete. Give him faithful supporters to knock on the doors. It will be a blow-away election victory.

From the "Top Ten Moments" at the Western Conservative Summit:

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1) Mike Huckabee set the Summit on fire…literally
Former Governor Mike Huckabee spoke on Saturday morning. His speech invigorated the audience and reaffirmed many conservative viewpoints that were promoted this weekend. “Quit punishing productivity and rewarding irresponsibility,” Huckabee said. Then, the fire alarm went off. He and the attendees joked that his speech was so hot it set the roof on fire!


http://gazette.com/top-10-moments-from-western-conservative-summit-in-colorado/article/1554622

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