The Reports of Huckabee’s Demise Are Not True!!

Over the last day or so the media and opponents are gleefully reporting on the demise of Mike Huckabee and that he will be the next to drop out of the presidential race. They cite that he has no money left. Folks that is definitely not the case. Let’s do some quick math.

On Sunday there was the BBQ at the Chuck Norris ranch. Attendees to that event paid a $1,000 donation each. It was reported that over 200 attended the event. That’s $200,000 right there alone. Since that point there have been at least four other fundraising events in Florida and Georgia. Add to that the nearly $300,000 we have raised (almost $170,000 and climbing since Fred dropped out yesterday around 1 PM) that puts a total of online and offline fundraising at an estimated $500,000-$600,000 in 4 and a half days!

There is a big buzz around the Huckabee camp. They were planning updates to the website but high traffic after Fred’s announcement has forced them to move slower on those updates or the site would crash.

Took us a little longer than we thought. We will make the changes live tomorrow. Website was hopping with traffic today. Lots of energy building. Keep it coming.

UPDATE – Also the return of national momentum can be seen in the Rasmussen daily tracking poll. Huck hit a low on Monday of about 15% but is creeping back up to a virtual tie for 2nd with Romney. Currently it stands at McCain 24% Romney 19% and Huckabee at 17%. Rudy is back in the pack at 11%. the past two nights of polling shows Huck with a gain of 2% in the average while McCain and Romney haven’t budged. Last night was the first night that Fred was not in the poll but with it will be a few days until his numbers disappear because the poll is a an average of the past four nights. Fred is at 7% based on the prior three nights before he dropped out. We’ll find out who gets his support. Many elected officials in Georgia that supported Fred and now moving towards Huckabee (not all of them but many).

And while Mike Huckabee may not be spending as much money or time around Florida his grassroots Army will be. So don’t be surprised if Huck does better than expected on Tuesday night.



January 22, 2008


Lucas Roebuck

Public Affairs,



Mike Huckabee has strongest pro-life and Second Amendment record

JOPLIN, Mo. — Supporters of Sen. Fred Thompson’s presidential bid should take another look at Mike Huckabee, the natural alternative for Thompson’s conservative voters. Thompson supporters looking to dialogue with Huckabee supporters can do so online in the discussion forums at, where over 14,500 Huckabee supporters meet online.

“Thompson is a great American and defender of conservative causes,” said Lucas Roebuck, Public Affairs officer. “Unlike some of the other GOP candidates, Thompson and Huckabee share common cause in defense of the Second Amendment and defense of the unborn.”

Thompson announced Tuesday that he would be dropping out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee received an A rating from the NRA. Mike Huckabee led the Arkansas Right to Life March every year he was governor of Arkansas.


With core values of faith, family and freedom, is an online grassroots movement not owned or operated by any candidate or political campaign. With over 14,000 recruits, is dedicated to mobilize support for candidates who honor God and country.

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Mike Huckabee Issues Statement Regarding Fred Thompson & Duncan Hunter

Mike Huckabee has released this statement regarding the withdraws from the race by Fred Thompson & Duncan Hunter:

News Release: Gov. Mike Huckabee Comments On Thompson News

January 22, 2008

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee issued the following statement today:

“Today, Senator Fred Thompson announced that he will no longer seek the Republican nomination for President. I wish Fred the best.

“Fred’s decision, along with my friend Congressman Duncan Hunter’s departure from the race, narrows the presidential field. I want to thank these fine men for their contributions to the debate. Our Party, and our nation, depends upon the patriotism and dedication of men and women who get involved in the political process.

“I commend Fred and Duncan for their focus on America’s role in the world. I share their absolute conviction that the first responsibility of government is to protect the American people. Our country must prevail in our fight against radical Islamics who want to destroy us.

“As a pro-life, pro-lower tax conservative Republican, who believes in the Second amendment, I believe that one of the greatest ongoing threats to our constitutional republic is the politicization of the federal judiciary. The role of a judge is to interpret the law, not to legislate from the bench; as president, I will only appoint men and women who share this view.

“As we move forward, I’d like to ask Fred’s supporters, and Duncan’s, to join our campaign. As a true authentic conservative, I have a vision to bring hope, opportunity and prosperity to all Americans, and I welcome their support.”

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My Heart Goes Out to A Friend

I wanted to post a special note this afternoon. The note is for my friend, the blogger Michigan Redneck. She is definitely a friend of me and to this blog. Not only did we blog for Huckabee (until she switched her allegiance to Fred) but we share the same taste in music as Rockabilly fans. With Fred Thompson dropping out today I am sure she is sad and my heart goes out to her. If the shoe was on the other foot today I’d be inconsolable. I want to offer my virtual hugs and support. No matter who you support we will always be friends. Please know that. Us Rockabilly fans gotta stick together.

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Fred Thompson quits presidential race

7 minutes ago

NAPLES, Fla. – Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson quit the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

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Thompson’s fate was sealed last Saturday in the South Carolina primary, when he finished third in a state that he had said he needed to win.

In the statement, Thompson did not say whether he would endorse any of his former rivals. He was one of a handful of members of Congress who supported Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2000 in his unsuccessful race against George W. Bush for the party nomination.

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Mike Huckabee Back On Top In Daily GOP Tracking Poll!

My oh my this has been a topsy-turvey cycle. For a little while Mike Huckabee had run at the top of the field according to the Rasmussen Daily GOP Tracking Poll. After he had displaced Rudy, there was a dead-heat after the New Year. After McCain won New Hampshire he soared to the top. As Michigan approached McCain fell back down and now after Michigan Mike Huckabee has reassumed the top spot.

Today’s tracking poll
finds Mike Huckabee at 23%, John McCain at 20% Michigan winner, Mitt Romney is at 18% (and climbing), Fred Thompson sits at 12%, and Rudy is down at 11%.

I expect to see some changes in this tracking poll between now and South Carolina on Saturday. McCain’s momentum is now halted, and Romney is getting his Michigan bump. Let’s see if it continues tomorrow. What is very clear is that Huckabee’s support is more stead and strong. while everyone goes up and down the merry-go-round based on momentum.

Fasten your seat belts gang. We’ve still got a long ways to go!

McCain, Thompson, & All Democratic Candidates Fail to Sign No-Tax Pledge

McCain, Thompson, All Dems Fail to Make No-Tax Pledge

All but two GOP presidential candidates have committed to voters to
oppose income tax increases
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For two decades,
Americans for Tax Reform has asked all presidential and federal candidates
to commit to their constituents, in writing, to oppose any and all efforts
to raise income taxes. On the presidential level, every Republican nominee
since Ronald Reagan has made this commitment, including President George W.
Bush. In the current Congress, 42 Senators and 195 members of the House of
Representatives have made this commitment, including Nevada Sen. John
Ensign and Reps. Dean Heller and Jon Porter.
    Among the 2008 presidential field, all but two of the Republican
candidates -- Sens. John McCain and Fred Thompson -- have made this
commitment to the American people, while none of the Democrats have done
so. Sen. McCain signed the Pledge as a candidate for president in 2000, and
has signed and kept the Pledge as a Senator.

                    2008 Presidential Candidates
           Name               Party           Taxpayer Protection Pledge
                            Affiliation                   Status
    Rudolph Giuliani        Republican                     Yes*
    Mike Huckabee           Republican                     Yes
    Duncan Hunter           Republican                     Yes
    John McCain             Republican                     No
    Ron Paul                Republican                     Yes
    Mitt Romney             Republican                     Yes
    Fred Thompson           Republican                     No
    Hillary Clinton          Democrat                      No
    John Edwards             Democrat                      No
    Dennis Kucinich          Democrat                      No
    Barack Obama             Democrat                      No
    Bill Richardson          Democrat                      No
    *Giuliani did not sign the Pledge per se, but has put in writing his
commitment to oppose and veto all tax increases (as did George W. Bush) and
ATR considers this to achieve the spirit and letter of the Pledge.
    Americans for Tax Reform is a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and
taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases. For more information or toarrange an interview please contact John Kartch at or via
telephone at 202-785-0266.