Jill Lawrence - Politics Daily
TV and radio host Mike Huckabee is embracing his true inner talker. You can't buy the kind of attention he has attracted in the past week, and just when he's pushing sales of a new book.
Huckabee is also trying to stay on the public radar screen as a potential late entry into the 2012 presidential race -- and why not? The former Arkansas governor leads in polls of the nascent Republican field, both nationally and in the key states of Iowa and South Carolina.
But there's a price. The further Huckabee goes down the road he's on, the less seriously he's taken as a presidential aspirant.
Bonnie Goldstein - Politics Daily
Following the Academy Awards telecast, Mike Huckabee told radio host Michael Medved "I'm very happy to say that I missed it because usually it's about the most boring waste of several hours that I've ever experienced."
I can't disagree with the former governor about the dullness of most of this year's broadcast, but I dotake issue with what he had to say next about Best Actress winner Natalie Portman. The former and perhaps future GOP presidential aspirant disparaged the star for being a poor example by encouraging women to have "out-of-wedlock" children (why not just call them "bastards," Hu...
Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Not so fast, Mike Huckabee.
The former Arkansas governor is taking some serious heat for his comments on Monday criticizing Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman for being unmarried and pregnant.
"People see a Natalie Portman who boasts, 'We're not married, but we're having these children, and they're doing just fine.' I think it gives a distorted image," Huckabee told conservative radio host Michael Medved. "It's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out-of-wedlock children."
The folks on Twitter seem to think that Huckabee forgot another out-of-wedlock pregnancy th...
Torie Bosch - AOL News
Mike Huckabee, whose down-home sensibilities helped him in his 2008 bid for the GOP presidential nomination, may be speaking a little too freely these days.
First, Huckabee incorrectly said that President Barack Obama spent part of his childhood in Kenya -- he later claimed he meant Indonesia -- and hinted that that put Obama out of touch with the average American.
Now, Huckabee is criticizing new Academy Award winner Natalie Portman for being pregnant out of wedlock.
On Monday, Huckabee went on Michael Medved's radio show and said, "People see a Natalie Portman who boasts, 'We're not marri...
David Gibson - Politics Daily
Just days after stirring Muslim ire for ripping Islam as "the antithesis of the gospel of Christ," Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee again sharply critiqued the religion, telling an evangelical magazine that Muslims are receiving special treatment "at the expense of others" -- apparently referring to Christians -- and that is "un-American."
In the interview with Christianity Today, Huckabee was asked about New York Rep. Peter King's controversial plan to hold hearings in March on the alleged radicalization of American Muslims, and Huckabee responded by talking about concerns tha...
Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
With the midterm elections in the rearview mirror, speculation about the 2012 presidential race is already heating up, and a new poll out Thursday finds Barack Obama trailing two members of a hypothetical GOP field but leading the one with the highest profile, Sarah Palin.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey found no clear front-runner among possible GOP candidates.
Pollsters asked Republican respondents which candidate they would support for the GOP nomination. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who ran for the White House in 2008, came out in front, with 21 percent backing. Another '08...
Lauren Frayer - AOL News
(Nov. 3) -- Half of the American electorate would at least consider voting a Republican into the White House in 2012, while four in 10 say they won't and the rest are undecided, according to an AOL poll conducted as Republicans seized control of the House of Representatives.
The poll also found that 50 percent of independent voters would consider voting for a Republican presidential candidate in the next U.S. election. So would nearly two in 10 -- 18.5 percent -- of registered Democrats.
AOL surveyed 1,065 registered voters on Nov. 1, the day before Americans went to the polls and voted a R...
Emily Miller - Politics Daily
Huck Pac, the political action committee formed by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, may have hit a rough patch. That is the conclusion reached by Arkansas Business, which cites staffing changes, poor fundraising numbers, and the closing of a related think-tank. But whether Huck Pac is suffering or simply restructuring remains something of an open question....
Dave - Politics Daily
Boston.com reports the latest 2012 polling among Republicans:The results: 29 percent said Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate last year; 26 percent said former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who sought the nomination last year; and 21 percent said former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who also ran last year.Huckabee spoke Thursday to the Conservative Poliitcal Action Conference, where he called for "family conservatives," "fiscal conservatives," and "freedom conservatives" to unite as "compentent conservatives." Romney is scheduled to speak this afternoon. P...
Dave - Politics Daily
Matt Lewis at Politico.com talks about the possibility of having both Fred Thompson and Sarah Palin at the top of the ticket.Yes, it's possible. Take a gander at the Rules of the Republican Party, specifically Subsection One of Section A of Rule No. 5. It reads, "A chairman and a co-chairman of the opposite sex ... shall be elected by the members of the Republican National Committee." I'm not sure who decided to write affirmative action into the Republican Party's rules, but in this case, it could work to the GOP's advantage. If Thompson were elected chairman, the party has to elect a female c...