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December 15, 2007

Huckabee Denies Involvement in Reported Push-Polls

Mr.Huckabee's faith obviously doesn't keep him from playing dirty:
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee strongly denied Saturday any involvement in push-polling in New Hampshire that reportedly is conducted by a group supporting his presidential bid.

"As I've said before, our campaign has nothing to do with push polling, and I wish they would stop," Huckabee said in a statement. “We don't want this kind of campaigning because it violates the spirit of our campaign."

Huckabee's comments came after rival John McCain's campaign claimed it had received reports of push-poll phone calls "designed to disparage John McCain in an effort to advance Gov. Huckabee's campaign."

[...]The practice of push-polling is a political attack disguised as legitimate polling. Callers portray themselves as nonpartisan members of a polling organization, then provide negative or misleading information about a candidate in an effort to discourage voting for that person.

Last month, McCain asked the New Hampshire attorney general to investigate similar calls that appeared to target former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Romney has some negative things to say about Huckabee as well. He is taking the former Arkansas Governor to task for bad mouthing the head of his party, George Bush. This could be a mistake for Huckabee, especially in the Republican primaries. Most Republicans continue to support this failed President:
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney accused opponent Mike Huckabee Saturday of sounding like a Democrat when he criticized the Bush administration and its handling of the war in Iraq.

"I had to look again," the former Massachusetts governor said, referring to Huckabee's words in the January/February issue of 'Foreign Affairs.'

"Did this come from Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton? Did it come from John Edwards?"

"No, it was one of our own," Romney continued. "It was Governor Huckabee."

Romney was referring to an article written by Huckabee titled "America's Priorities in the War on Terror."

In the second paragraph, Huckabee writes, "American foreign policy needs to change its tone and attitude, open up, and reach out. The Bush administration's arrogant bunker mentality has been counterproductive at home and abroad."

"I cant believe he'd say that," Romney said. "I'm afraid he's running from the wrong party. The truth of the matter is this president has kept us safe these last six years."

Glenn Beck also had some really nasty things to say about Huckabee. He thinks that the Iowa frontrunner is plenty really dirty, especially when it comes to Romney's faith. Beck is a Mormon:
In this interview with Wolf Blitzer, CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck did not pull any punches in discussing his views of surging Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

“I think this guy is going to implode and, if he doesn’t implode, he gets the Republican nomination, I think the Republicans might as well just write it off,” Beck said on CNN’s The Situation Room Friday.

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