Mike Huckabee about to bark in governor’s race

Earlier this morning, we mentioned Mike Huckabee — the winner of the ‘08 presidential primary in Georgia – as the dog that hadn’t barked in the Republican race for governor.

Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney have lined up on Karen Handel’s side. But Huckabee had remained silent.

That’s about to change — the dog’s about to bark, we’re told. For Nathan Deal.

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Uncle Jessie

August 5th, 2010
1:15 pm

Folks case ya’ll missed it Nathan Deal were down in Hazard county yesterday and got a real good reception from our folks. Matter a fact one of the Duke boys were thar and made a good connection. Invited him down to ride in the Gen. Lee with the Colonel and Daisy in Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Parade this coming year. This will send Roy the message that them good ole boys aint fergot him and business folks like Cooter and Guy and Louie is on board. Yee Haw

Disavantaged Insider

August 5th, 2010
1:16 pm

I was for Romney in the last presidential election and wanted to be again, but his endorsement of Handel has made that a big question mark for me — primarily because he seems to be following Miss Wassila’s lead, and I don’t trust her a lick. If Huckleberry endorses Deal, he will certainly go up in my estimation, for whatever that is worth!

Just Peachy

August 5th, 2010
1:26 pm

If he endorsed Woodall I’d be shocked if he endorsed Deal… that just doesn’t compute.

becky

August 5th, 2010
1:28 pm

Disavantaged Insider — In total agreememt with you. ’nuff said

Aquagirl

August 5th, 2010
1:33 pm

Mutual evisceration by the Republicans. I’m gonna go make some popcorn.

Mildred Rolan

August 5th, 2010
1:34 pm

Deal has the Georgia leaders endorsement! Who in GA cares what Palin or the famous Arizona Gov. thinks — they have no clue about what’s happening in GA. Palin and Rommney lost my support!!

FultonRighty

August 5th, 2010
1:37 pm

I agree with Jim Galloway’s analysis that Deal’s endorsements from the elected officials from within Georgia are such a huge statement against Handel. She is and will be doing battle against the legislature if she is elected. She can’t get away from them, after all. I don’t feel a huge need for outside voices, but welcome Mike Huckabee’s anyway. At least it makes sense that Huckabee would choose the more conservative candidate, unlike Palin. Deal’s positions on the issues, his experience and his education prepare him for the job far better than his opponent’s.

Just Peachy

August 5th, 2010
1:38 pm

But when Huckabee chimes in all of a sudden it will be a huge endorsement to have an outsider on Deal’s befalf won’t it. Then you’ll all be eating your words… fact is Palin & Romney endorsement does matter as weill Huckabee. Like it or not people listen to them.

JD

August 5th, 2010
1:41 pm

Uncle Jessie – Cooter dun writ Roy a check

Back room politics

August 5th, 2010
1:41 pm

Shock one corrupt politician endorses another…hard to believe…

Back room politics

August 5th, 2010
1:42 pm

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checktothepower

August 5th, 2010
1:51 pm

Huckabee is not from Georgia……….Wait a minute,these Politicians have been yelling that they are all from GA.and NOW they are OK with Huckabee being from outside.
This is called talking out of both sides of your mouth and hope No One Notices.
The good ole boys see The Writing on the Wall and will do anything .Watch Out Huckabee may let the prisoners out so the can vote (he let the prisoners out in Arkansas you know).

Jon Lester

August 5th, 2010
1:58 pm

If there’s one good thing about this runoff, it’s the division among the Fox celebrities and other GOP also-rans, caused by their competing endorsements. Maybe as a result, the GOP can come up with competent presidential candidates by 2016. It won’t happen before 2012, because it’s already getting close to time to form exploratory committees, and all the choices anyone’s ever heard of among the potential field are just plain bad.

qualifications.com

August 5th, 2010
1:58 pm

Karen Handel does not even have a college degree.
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At least Mr. Deal has a higher education.

Tired of BS

August 5th, 2010
2:05 pm

So let me get this straight. If Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney endorse Karen Handel, your going to give your vote to unethical Nathan or retread Roy. But wait a minute….. Mike Huckabee rides in on his pastorial white horse to support unethical Nathan, who you gonna vote for now?

I hate “if I can’t have my way I’m going to take my toys and go home” people. What a load of BS if anyone believes that an endorsement will change a voters mind….. if it does, they’re not to bright in the first place.

I sure do wish people would put their big people undies on, and get the hell over themselves.

bart

August 5th, 2010
2:10 pm

It’s astounding to me that all these politicians are backing someone with questionable ethics like Deal has. Personally, I don’t want that kind of person as my governor. The fact that so many legislators are backing Deal makes me want to vote for Handel anymore. It’s time we put an end to the good ole boys (and girls) network in this state.

Aquagirl

August 5th, 2010
2:12 pm

“At least Mr. Deal has a higher education.”

Awesome, a diploma can really spruce up a drab jailhouse wall.

KILJOY

August 5th, 2010
2:12 pm

I really hope the Republicans nominate Nathan Deal. Georgia will almost certainly turn Blue!

Kirk Callaway

August 5th, 2010
2:16 pm

If Pain with an “L”, The Huckster and McCain want to influence the GA election, let them move here, get a job and pay taxes. Otherwise, take care of your own houses. They are a mess also!!!

Taylor

August 5th, 2010
2:23 pm

Don’t blame me, I voted for EJ!

Craig

August 5th, 2010
2:24 pm

Let me ask my fellow state republicans this question. Does anyone have real concern that if Deal wins the primary, there may be a lot of skeletons in his closet from way back? I know he was listed as one of the most corrupt politicians at one time. Do we have concern that media like the AJC would not be in a feeding frenzy with Deal? I want the person who can beat Barnes and keep a republican in the Governor’s office. Is this a legit concern?

We lost our way

August 5th, 2010
2:27 pm

I’m so glad to know that all the outside politicians care about Georgia!! Stay the HELL out of Georgia and keep your damn mouth shut!! Take care of your own damn problems.

Fred

August 5th, 2010
2:27 pm

All I can say is I hope B. Graham has a good lawyer – when this is all looked into, he could have some legal issues, because this was a hit job from day one on Nathan to clear the field for Karen Handel and people are beginning to understand that. If OCE ethics complaints were such a big deal you would think Karen Handel would distance herself from Rep. Tom Price, her sole congressional endorsement, who currently is being looked into by OCE. Come on folks – you guys understand how the game is played and it is being played very hard by the Handel team and it is turning people away from her in droves.

Voice of Reason

August 5th, 2010
2:35 pm

I see Karen Handel a one heavy handed “B”! I don’t think I could ever trust her, and frankly, I am not all that elated with Deal. However, Deal is the “much” lesser of two evils. Now you supporters of the “on-the-job-training” candidate, I urge you to remember why he could not get elected to a second term before! I guess all this really doesn’t speak too well for us Georgians.

Why am I not surprised at the quality of candidates today. Who wants to offer for public office so these so called “journalists” can start digging up the dirt, regardless of how insignificant. The liberal, and I mean LIBERAL, press, has had more of a hand in ruining our political system in this country that any of the politicians.

Marlboro Man

August 5th, 2010
2:35 pm

Huckabee is a pimp at Faux News, my guess is he likes the crook vs the einstein.

Road Scholar

August 5th, 2010
2:35 pm

Handel doesn’t have a degree, and the way this state has been run by the republicans, esp education, it won’t matter! Because no one will be able to get a degree that matters since education is going down the tubes.

Road Scholar

August 5th, 2010
2:37 pm

p.s. If Deal wins, will we have to pay for prison bars on the capitol windows and doors?

Well said...

August 5th, 2010
2:45 pm

Tired of BS @ 2:05 – “I hate “if I can’t have my way I’m going to take my toys and go home” people. What a load of BS if anyone believes that an endorsement will change a voters mind….. if it does, they’re not to bright in the first place.”

Well said. But then, based on the fact that people aren’t willing to do a little research to see if things that are mailed out or put on TV are in fact true, I’m going to just go out and say most voters aren’t too bright in the first place.

Fox Snooze

August 5th, 2010
2:46 pm

Who cares about that hick Huckabee? Sarah Palin is the no nonsense leader our country needs. Karen Handel would make a great vice president. She would make us all proud!! Go Grizzlies!!! :^)

JoeJoe

August 5th, 2010
2:47 pm

If my sons want to be Governor, how can I tell them they need to get a college degree, should that lady get elected.

Craig

August 5th, 2010
2:49 pm

OK, well I asked what I thought would be a thought provoking question about Deal & Handel and I see right now there are either a bunch of libtards or people who are not looking at the issues that the republicans face for Governor on this blog. Oh well, I will hope for the best.

Fred

August 5th, 2010
2:49 pm

We can only hope for the sake of the state, that if she is elected, Karen will be someone’s VP candidate in 2012.

Palin - Handel 2012

August 5th, 2010
2:52 pm

Karen Handel is more likely to say ‘bring it on’ to Obama and Biden than she is to stay in the Governor’s office for a whole term. But if she does that she will be going back home to DC. Instead of being deputy chief of staff to the VP’s wife, she will be the VP. Talk about an American success story. Unfortunately, Georgians will be the ones to get burned when she resigns to run for higher office.

Max

August 5th, 2010
2:54 pm

I wish Huckabee would have endorsed Jeff Chapman in the primary. I think he had the same kind of populist appeal. I’m a huge fan of Huckabee but I will support Handle. I think she has the best chance to beat Barnes and not having Barnes as Governor again is the best thing that can happen to Georgia.

David Anderson

August 5th, 2010
2:56 pm

I just don’t understand why some people consider stupid to be smart.

mpfadd

August 5th, 2010
3:00 pm

I will guarantee you that the only people who will vote for Karen Handel are people who don’t know her, personally. Those who do know her, well, they know better. And if you’ll notice, the endorsements that seem to be bypassing her are all people who know her. Ms. Handel is one nasty, snide, vindictive piece of work who will finish putting this state in its grave if she gets the opportunity. I can truly say, if you vote for her, you know not what you do…..

MiltonMan

August 5th, 2010
3:00 pm

For all of you “She does not have a college education” clowns: Bill Gates does not have a college eduation & the guy is one of the world’s richest. Obozo has a degree from an Ivy league school but he is totally clueless.

MiltonMan

August 5th, 2010
3:02 pm

I wonder who Obozo endorsed on the Dem side. I would guess Roy “let’s melt the dome gold” Barnes but Barnes high-tailed it out of town when he heard he was coming.

Boss Hogg

August 5th, 2010
3:03 pm

Now I’s done my fair share of back door deeeelins with the honorable Mister Deal. Then them Duke boys come along and muss it all up. Them Dukes!

Wordsmith

August 5th, 2010
3:05 pm

Y’all please note the spelling. It is a contraction of “you all.” Please for the love of God spell it correctly.

Marcos

August 5th, 2010
3:09 pm

Someone needs to tell Huckabee that gluttony is a sin.

Good ol Gal

August 5th, 2010
3:11 pm

Huckabee huh? Best news I’ve heard today…well, with the exception of the arrest of the assailant who tied up the toe typist.

Rafe Hollister

August 5th, 2010
3:15 pm

This race is what Gomer would call a “jennuwhine mess”. All three should be shot at dawn for pretending to be interested in doing the best for our state.

Chief

August 5th, 2010
3:16 pm

Aquagirl – how do you make popcorn? Is that like growing spaghetti?

Bobby

August 5th, 2010
3:25 pm

All I know is that Huckabee is on the down-low…

Ask me how I know…

Bobby

August 5th, 2010
3:26 pm

Okay, I’ll tell you.

Cause I tasted me some Sarah Palin last night.

Billy Joe Poteet

August 5th, 2010
3:31 pm

@Chief August 5th, 2010 3:16 pm

I’m not sure exactly what you mean re your question for Aquagirl, but if you’re trying to bait her, I suggest you shouldn’t. You’re not in her league and most likely will be ripped to shreds!

Billy Joe Poteet

August 5th, 2010
3:35 pm

Well, well, well! Now that Deal is getting outsider endorsements, all of a sudden it is just great! Handel should know better than to beat a D.C. insider to the punch. I hope that Deal’s endorsements are written, signed and framed. They will look good next to his diplomas – on the prison cell wall.

History will teach us if we listen

August 5th, 2010
3:50 pm

Huckabee’s folks took over the AL Republican governor campaign. Maybe he can do something to make the GA Republican nominee smarter and less crooked. I see a prayer chain coming!

Marlboro Man

August 5th, 2010
3:52 pm

Milton man worships money.