Mike Huckabee News

Posted: 10/23/2007 by that's Elbert in election, GOP, Mike Huckabee, Politics, President, Republican

Mike Huckabee was on Fox News Sunday prior to the Republican debate in Florida. The transcript is here. During the Republican debate on Sunday, he had some nice lines.

“Let me begin by saying, for the first time in about nine debates, I’m kind of glad I wasn’t in on the first few minutes because it was all about these guys fighting each other. And I am more than content to let you let them fight all they want tonight, shed each other’s blood and then I’ll be ready to run for president because I’m not interested in fighting these guys. What I’m interested in is fighting for the American people, and I think they’re looking for a presidential candidate who’s not so interested in a demolition derby against the other people in his own party.”

“First of all, we don’t have a health care system. We have a health care maze. And we don’t have a health care crisis. We have a health crisis. Eighty percent of the $2 trillion we spend on health care in this country is spent on chronic disease. If we don’t change the health of this nation by focusing on prevention, we’re never going to catch up with the costs no matter what plan we have. The reality is it’s a health crisis, and I would further say that one of the challenges we face is that a lot of the Democrats want to turn it over to the government, while the Republicans want to turn it over completely to the private insurance companies. I think the better idea is to turn it over to each individual consumer and let him or her make that choice. I trust me a lot more than I trust government or a lot more than I trust the insurance companies. And we’ve got a situation with 10,000 baby boomers a day signing up for Social Security, going into the Medicare system. And I just want to remind everybody when all the old hippies find out that they get free drugs, just wait until what that’s going to cost out there.

“You know, it’s interesting, the most, I guess, wonderful reaction we’ve had in this entire room is when Hillary’s name is mentioned. It gets louder than an Aerosmith concert. But I want to say this — you’ve asked: What’s the difference? No matter which one of us is on this stage — and, look, I like to be funny, let me be real honest with you. There’s nothing funny about Hillary Clinton being president. Let me tell you why. If she’s president, taxes go up, health care becomes the domain of the government, spending goes out of control, our military loses its morale, and I’m not sure we’ll have the courage and the will and the resolve to fight the greatest threat this country’s ever faced in Islamofascism. We’ve got an enemy that wants to kill every last one of us. We cannot be soft. We must be strong. We’ll sign crazy bills like the Law of the Sea Treaty and give away our sovereignty. And that’s why, with all of the fun we’re going to have talking about it, there’s nothing funny about Hillary being president.

And how about Chuck Norris? From Fox News:

Chuck Norris does not vote for president of the United States. He gives the voting machine a swift roundhouse kick and Mike Huckabee wins.

Chuck Norris’ endorsement is on WorldNetDaily.com. It’s probably not going to mean much in the long run, but it’s a fun one to have.  Remember the Chuck Norris Facts website? It’s still alive on archive.org.

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  1. Howard says:

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