Skip to comments.Huckabee says foes piling on
Posted on 12/20/2007 4:20:56 PM PST by Plutarch
DIKE, Iowa - Under fire, Mike Huckabee countered mounting criticism from GOP presidential rivals Thursday by playing the woe-is-me card and then hitting back by suggesting they lack substantial agendas of their own.
"Everything but the kitchen sink is being thrown at me," the Republican leader in Iowa polls complained at nearly every stop. "If the only thing some of these candidates have to run on is what's wrong with somebody else, they must not have much of a platform to talk about."
The former Arkansas governor recently soared from behind the pack of GOP presidential candidates to overtake Mitt Romney in Iowa and now finds himself in an intense battle with the former Massachusetts governor. Fred Thompson, the one-time Tennessee senator trying to turn his soured fortunes around in Iowa, also has assailed Huckabee.
At one stop Thursday, Huckabee told an audience that the flood of "dishonest and desperate" criticisms were akin to candidates taking a hammer to his kneecaps. "It's amazing I'm still walking," Huckabee quipped to laughter.
With Iowa's caucuses coming up on Jan. 3, the race is growing more heated each day. Polls show Huckabee ahead, but his advantage has narrowed over the past week as Romney has cast him as a liberal on taxes and started running TV ads claiming he's soft on crime and immigration....
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Don’t you know it is Unchristian to attack Huckabee and his plans to colonize America with third-worlders supported by middle class taxpayers?
Wow Huck and Hill have the same complaint: “Why is everbody always pickin’ on me?”
Well Hucky, get used to it. What your fellow candidates are doing is nothing compared to what the bastards in the MSM will do if you get the Presidency. Buck up Huck. Take some lessons from President Bush.
I think Huckabee should try and get a job that is not paid with Tithes or Taxpayer money.
Wow, I hope they don't actually crucify him.
This guy parses almost as good as Clinton. Sometimes he’s better.
Huckabee is starting to whine as much as Hillary is.
I wonder if Hill has campaigned in Dike, Iowa? Have any of her dykes?
Amazing, this is nothing like what the msm will throw at him if he's the nominee.
If that happens, I predict the word 'Crusader' is going to get a workout in the world media. Out foreign policy will be thrown back at least 500 years to pre-US.
As for criticism, if the other guy is lying about you expose the lie. Otherwise, just be grateful your being attacked, because it means your doing well.
Cry me a river. Politics ain’t beanball Huck.
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