In N.H. blitz, Ark. minister vows to surge past Mitt

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    December 14, 2007

    Pumped by his meteoric rise in Iowa, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee launched a three-day campaign blitz in New Hampshire today, vowing to overtake front-runner Mitt Romney and win the Granite State’s first in the nation primary next month.

    “It’s no longer just an Iowa thing, nor is it an evangelical thing,” Huckabee said yesterday in an interview with the Herald. “I’m in first place in Delaware, first place in Michigan, third place in California - places where there’s no explanation for it. I’m virtually tied in first place with (former New York Mayor) Rudy (Giuliani) in every national poll. I think it’s a combination of people tired of the Wall Street and Washington types who are out of touch with ordinary Americans.”

    While former Bay State Gov. Romney enjoys a double-digit lead in the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll of New Hampshire Republicans, Huckabee has vaulted to a virtual tie for third place with Giuliani, just behind Arizona Sen. John McCain.

    Huckabee said he wants to convey a hopeful message promising “genuine change.”

    “My message is not all that different in New Hampshire than it is anywhere else,” Huckabee said. “We’ve got to bring manufacturing jobs back and become energy independent . . . those are issues everyone cares about.”

    Romney has raised more than $60 million, including $17.4 million of his own money, compared to Huckabee’s paltry $2.3 million. Yet Huckabee has no immediate plans to step up fund raising and will not attend any fund-raisers in New Hampshire this weekend, his campaign said.

    But the ordained Baptist minister said he has something his opponents lack: the chops to defeat Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton.

    “I’m the only candidate running who really understands their political operation,” Huckabee said. “I’ve beat their political machine several times in Arkansas.”

    Huckabee comes to Romney’s back yard armed with another weapon: martial arts icon and cable TV pitchman Chuck Norris, who will accompany him on the three-day tour.

    While Norris has come out in favor of teaching the Bible in public schools, Huckabee stopped short of that but did say that to “ignore” the Bible in education violates “academic honesty.”

    “Students should be allowed to pray voluntarily and students should be aware of the Bible in the sense that there’s no greater document that has had a greater impact in the world,” he said.

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    I think it would be great to have a Baptist president. Only slightly less great would be a Mormon one. Say what you will about the religions, they turn out some really stellar folks.
     
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    :lol:

    You crack me up, Allie.
     
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    My dad was a Mormon from a long line of Mormons...and we're Baptist. This is a great race for me!
     
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    hehehe.. fair enough.


    Hopefully, I can count on your vote when I become the first Atheist Presidential candidate.

    :thup:
     
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    Not in this lifetime, buddy!
     
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    hehehe..


    well, at least try to lay off the antichrist talk when i'm busy trying to bring peace to the mid east despite racism in israel. My two terms will be slightly more than the indicative seven years.
     
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    There will never be peace in the Middle East. Not that it's not an honorable objective. But it will never happen.

    Know why? Because the unrest there is part of God's plan.

    Well I tried, but I'm unable to lay off the antichrist talk.
     
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    HA!

    well, I accept that I can be a bit more optimistic about peace in the mid east since I don't believe in that story so maybe i'll just have to live with the accusation of antichrist and hope that i don't get eric rudolphed somwhere during my terms..

    Youd like me in the white house, Allie... I'd put the original Pledge of alliegance back into the schools and let christian clubs use school property outside of school hours!
     
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    I'd vote for you before I'd vote for Obama or Hillary, then.
     

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