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Fred Thompson’s latest Iowa campaign mail attacks Mike Huckabee as a tax raiser ala another former Arkansas Governor, Bill Clinton.

Will this contrast piece derail the Huckaboom?

But, is anyone still listening to Fred?

Stay tuned……


Fred Thompson Slaps Mitt Romney in Latest Campaign Ad?; Update: Fred Slaps Mike Huckabee Too

Fred Thompson Watch: National Right To Life Committee to Endorse Thompson

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Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney pauses while delivering an address titled ‘Faith in America’ at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station,Texas, December 6, 2007

The answer is NO.

Bill Bradley explains why.

Mike Huckabee will either beat Mitt Romney decisively or tie him up with a narrow heavily contested win in Iowa. Huck will also dilute Romney’s win in New Hampshire five days later. With two close elections under his belt Romney will be denied the trifecta in South Carolina.

Mitt’s FINISHED with this scenario.

Romney today needed to explain and convince the Evangelical Christians who make up almost 40 per cent of the GOP Caucus in Iowa and other states (especially in South Carolina) that his flip-flops on socially conservative issues like abortion and gay marriage are acceptable because he is one of them, albeit a Mormon.

But, Mormonism REALLY is not the ISSUE or the PURPOSE of the speech.

Mitt Romney’s character is.

Stay tuned…….


Hugh Hewitt, Romney Hagiographer, doesn’t agree.  But, then again, Flap is just a voter and doesn’t count as much as Mark Steyn or Fred Barnes.

Allah calls out HH for this nonsense.


Mitt Romney Watch: “Faith in America”

Rudy Giuliani Watch: Status of the Campaign PM Edition

Mitt Romney Watch: “Sanctuary Mansion” Landscapers Fired by Romney

Mitt Romney Watch: Mitt Plans Mormon Faith Speech

Mitt Romney Watch: Trouble in River City

Mitt Romney’s Hypocritical Iowa Illegal Immigration Mail

Mitt Romney Watch: Imaginary Florida Advisers

Mitt Romney Watch: Latest New Hampshire Ad Attacks Flip-Flop Mitt

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee greets an Iowan during a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa, December 4, 2007.

With former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee rising in the Presidential polls more scrutiny of his political record is given.

Is Mike Huckabee too SOFT on crime and criminals?

There is evidence that points to a YES conclusion.

If you’re wondering how Gov. Huckabee’s hundreds of clemencies compare with neighboring states, get ready for a shocker.

Huckabee leads the pack.

He has issued more commutations and pardons than all of the six neighboring states combined.

Then, there is the case of Wayne DuMond.

More on Huckabee’s direct role in the parole of Wayne Dumond is here and a victim of the rapist Dumond has come forward to press the case against Huckabee.

The ABC Good Morning America video is here.


As Flap writes, the negative television campaign ads are being prepared to be used against Huckabee?

The only question is: What state will they be used first and by whom?

Mike Huckabee – too soft on crime and criminals?

You bet.


Now, a former aide to Governor Huckabee is now contradicting his defense he gave today to the press:

Directly contradicting Mike Huckabee’s claims, his former senior aide tells the Huffington Post that, as governor of Arkansas, Huckabee indeed told the state’s parole board that he supported the release of a convicted rapist.

The senior aide, Olan W. “Butch” Reeves, personally attended a controversial parole board meeting with Huckabee in Oct. 1996.

“The clear impression that I came away with from the meeting was that he favored Dumond’s release,” Reeves said, referring to convicted rapist Wayne Dumond. “And I can understand why board members would believe that to be the case.”

This stands in stark contrast to Huckabee’s assertion, repeated at a press conference today that he “did not ask [the board] to do anything.” When asked directly about trying to influence the board, Huckabee responded: “No. I did not. Let me categorically say that I did not.”

Mark Halperin clarifies the HuffPo piece vis a vis the issue of parole vs. clemency (H/T

The Governor’s approach to the DuMond case has been consistent. As he expressed in the letter, he did believe that DuMond should be released from prison. However, he denied clemency/pardon FOUR TIMES. Even after the Board granted parole with the out-of-state stipulation, Governor Huckabee denied two subsequent clemency requests. DuMond could not find a state which would take him, so he remained in prison for TWO MORE YEARS. It was during this time that the Governor continued to deny him clemency.

If the Governor was actively seeking to release DuMond, he could have easily done so by granting him clemency. He did not do so.

However, Mike Huckabee may be telling the truth today about what transpired at the Parole Board meeting but this does NOT mitigate the “soft on crime” record he has with regard to clemencies in Arkansas.


Mike Huckabee Watch: Surge in Polls Brings Scrutiny and Attacks

Mike Huckabee Watch: Opposes GITMO and Waterboarding

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Tied with Giuliani for GOP National Poll Lead in Latest Rasmussen National GOP Poll

Mike Huckabee Watch: HUCKABOOM

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee to Address Iowa Pastors

Mike Huckabee Iowa Poll Watch: Huckabee Leads Romney By 5 Points

Mike Huckabee Poll Watch: Moving on UP in Iowa, NH, SC

Mike Huckabee Watch: The New Iowa GOP Frontrunner

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Paul Casamassimo, DDS, Chief of Dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Sadly the answer is YES.

Although Americans of all ages continue to experience improvements in their dental health, tooth decay in primary (baby) teeth increased among children aged 2 to 5 years according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control.


One of Flap’s frustrations in his almost 30 years of dental practice is the sometimes slow progress being made in American’s dental health. Other findings of the CDC report acknowledge this:

  • The prevalence of tooth decay in the permanent teeth of youths aged 6 to 11 years decreased from approximately 25 percent to 21 percent, and among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years decreased from 68 percent to 59 percent.
  • The use of dental sealants increased from 22 percent to 30 percent among youths aged 6 to 11 years and from 18 percent to 38 percent among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years.
  • Moderate and severe periodontitis (gum disease) decreased from 10 percent to 5 percent among adults aged 20 to 64 years and from 27 percent to 17 percent for seniors aged 65 years and older.
  • Among seniors aged 65 years and older, the percentage with complete tooth loss (edentulism) decreased from 34 percent to 27 percent.
  • Among adults aged 20 to 64 years, 60 percent reported having a dental visit in the past year during 1999–2004, compared with 66 percent reporting a visit in the past year during the previous survey (1988–1994).

In California, the incidence of tooth decay in young children is scandalous, particularly among Hispanic immigrant children.

There has to be better dental and diet education especially in the Hispanic communities. But, the lack of dental knowledge among the general public is striking. Just ask anyone: What causes tooth decay?
Fluoridation of the water supply will also help and believe it or not fluoridation has ONLY been recently implemented in most of Southern California (Metropolitan Water District).

Access to dental and dental preventive care will continue to be issues.

Stay tuned……

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