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Republican presidential hopeful former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, top left, reads questions off a ‘How Did We Do?’ dining survey while visiting a Mel’s Drive-In restaurant in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. Giuliani was gladhanding his way through Mel’s Drive-in when restaurant manager Armando Ruiz had pressed a ‘How Did We Do?’ survey it into Giuliani’s hand for an autograph. Realizing what he had, Giuliani invited himself to sit down with a group of diners. Slipping into their booth, he recited several questions.

Rudy is in California today and tomorrow prior to the Des Moines Iowa GOP debate on Wednesday. Rudy will have a couple of public events while fundraising his heart out to fund the upcoming media battle in Florida and February 5 Super Duper Tuesday states.

Fox News video of Rudy in San Francisco this afternoon is here.

Tomorrow’s public event will be in Santa Monica:

Meet and Greet with
Mayor Rudy Giuliani

Google MapWhere
The Counter
2901 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

When
Tuesday, December 11th
2:00 PM PT

Bring your camera and a friend to meet Mayor Rudy Giuliani!

For more information, please contact Krista Powers at (818) 237-0878 or kristapowers@joinrudy2008.com

Flap will be there. Look for the dentist with the video camera.

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Rudy Giuliani Watch: Meet the Press

Rudy Giuliani Nevada Poll Watch: Rudy Leads Romney by 5 Points in Latest Mason-Dixon Poll

Rudy Giuliani Watch: Huckaboom Vs Mitt Plays into Giuliani Strategy

Rudy Giuliani Watch: Rudy 26% Huckabee 18% McCain 13% Romney 12% Thompson 11% Paul 3% in Latest National GOP Poll

Rudy Giuliani Watch: Status of the Campaign PM Edition


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Mike Huckabee in Florida today discussing his Flip-Flop on the Cuba Embargo

Remember Saturday’s revelation of a previous Huckabee statement on homsexuality?:

  • “I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk…”

In a presser after his endorsement by Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee again discussed homsexuality.

After the endorsement, reporters barraged Huckabee with questions regarding his opinion on homosexuality. “Let’s understand what sin means — sin means missing the mark,” he responded. “Missing the mark can mean missing the mark in any area. We’ve all missed the mark. … How we miss the mark is less important than we all miss the mark. The mark is that we have marriage — men and women, they marry, they create children, and they train their replacements and you have a future generation then that creates their replacements and trains them. That’s the mark. If we didn’t have that as the ideal, we wouldn’t have a civilization that was able to perpetuate.”

When asked if he would not allow a homosexual person to hold a position in a Huckabee administration, the former governor clearly stated that would not be the case. Huckabee said he had hired gay people to work for him in the past.

“If I did that, I couldn’t have anybody in my administration,” Huckabee said of hiring those who have sinned. “In fact, I think I couldn’t be in it because I missed the mark too … All of us have missed the mark; every one of us. How we missed it is different. But as it relates to our culture and civilization, again I make no apology that marriage is the proper relationship in which we create families.”

CNN Video from the presser is here.

And, what in the hell did that mean? NOTHING – it is double and triple speak. It is a Southern Baptist minister speaking in allegory.

What about the issues Governor?

  • What abut domestic partnership laws for gay couples?
  • What about adoption by gay parents?
  • How about the “Dont’ Ask – Don’t Tell” homosexual policy in the military?

The American people do not wish to hear a sermon or your religious convictions but how you stand on the issues and your rationale for your positions. And, not some excuse that you have now changed your position like you have on illegal immigration, an AIDS quarantine and the Cuba Embargo.

Governor, for what do you stand? Do you have positions? What other positions have you now changed since you are running for the Presidency vs. Arkansas Governor?

By the way, why have you not released your old sermons?

Will you be embarassed by something you said?

In all the sermons Huckabee delivered before jumping into politics, he no doubt revealed beliefs and ideas that would be of interest to voters today. But his campaign, looking to attract evangelical Christian voters without alienating others, is not interested in seeing that material become part of the current political discourse. Huckabee the candidate is shunning Huckabee the pastor.

Flap leaves you with Mitt Romney’s new ad in Iowa that draws attenton to the Huckabee Flip Flop on illegal immigration:

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Of course, Mitt has his own illegal alien inconsistencies so it is doubtful this will stick. But, then again, Fred Thompson may not let this issue go in South Carolina.

Stay tuned…….

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Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Flip Flops on Illegal Immigration and Cuba Embargo

Mike Huckabee Watch: My Entry into Politics – “Getting Inside the Dragon’s Belly”

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Parses AIDS Quarantine Statement

Mike Huckabee Watch: AIDS and Homosexual Statements Plague Huckabee? ; Update: Huckabee Responds

Michael Ramirez on Evangelical Christian Vs. Mormon in the GOP

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Opens Up Commanding Lead Over Mitt Romney in Iowa

Mike Huckabee Watch: Arkansas Clemencies – Is Huckabee Too Soft on Crime?


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Flap has to agree with Mark Halperin in that when necessary, former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate Huckabee simply acknowledges and repudiates his past statements and says he’s changed his views.

Look at this past weekend:

  • Illegal immigration as depicted in the video above

Campaigning in Miami Monday with powerful Cuban American leaders, Mike Huckabee made this promise:

“As president, I commit that we would veto any legislation that would lift the embargo that is currently in place, because we must keep that pressure on.”

But that hard-line position on Cuba is an about-face for the former Arkansas governor.

In 2002, then-Gov. Huckabee wrote President Bush urging him to lift the embargo on Cuba, saying the U.S. position was harming agriculture and business interests, and providing Fidel Castro with a “convenient excuse for his own failed system of government.”

Huckabee admits he has now had a change of heart, saying he’s been educated by Cuban American leaders like Marco Rubio, the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, who endorsed his candidacy for president Monday.

This is the problem Flap has had with Mitt Romney: How do these Presidential contenders stand on the ISSUES?

They stand wherever it is POLITICALLY EXPEDIENT with their finger in the wind.

Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney will say and do anything to get themselves elected. They do not deserve the GOP nomination for President.

Update:

Mitt Romney will be running negative ads against Huckabee starting tomorrow in Iowa.  One hypocrite on illegal immigration going after the other.

This will be a BIG GAMBLE for the Romney campaign.  Iowa voters are renown for disliking negative contrast advertising.

Also, it is apparent that Romney’s Mormon speech last week has not provided the bump in the polls Mitt was looking for in Iowa.
Stay tuned……

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Mike Huckabee Watch: My Entry into Politics – “Getting Inside the Dragon’s Belly”

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Parses AIDS Quarantine Statement

Mike Huckabee Watch: AIDS and Homosexual Statements Plague Huckabee? ; Update: Huckabee Responds

Michael Ramirez on Evangelical Christian Vs. Mormon in the GOP

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Opens Up Commanding Lead Over Mitt Romney in Iowa

Mike Huckabee Watch: Arkansas Clemencies – Is Huckabee Too Soft on Crime?


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Matt Drudge has this link and graphic up on his site this morning.

The Money Quotes from Mike Huckabee:

  • “The reason we have so much government is because we have so much broken humanity,” he said. “And the reason we have so much broken humanity is because sin reigns in the hearts and lives of human beings instead of the Savior.”
  • “Government knows it does not have the answer, but it’s arrogant and acts as though it does… “Church does have the answer but will cowardly deny that it does and wonder when the world will be changed.”
  • “I’m often asked why taxes are so high and government is so big. It’s because the faith we have in local churches has become so small. If we’d been doing what we should have — giving a dime from every dollar to help the widows, the orphans and the poor — we now wouldn’t be giving nearly 50 cents of every dollar to a government that’s doing … what we should have been doing all along.”
  • “I didn’t get into politics because I thought government had a better answer. I got into politics because I knew government didn’t have the real answers, that the real answers lie in accepting Jesus Christ into our lives.”
  • “I hope we answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ.”

I am sorry folks but I do not want to elect a Southern Baptist Pastor in Chief. Mike Huckabee although leading in some early state polls will be a disaster for the GOP in a general election contest against Hillary or Obama.

Mike Huckabee may be a good man but will NOT be Flap’s choice for President or Vice President for that matter.

Also, note that the book Mormonism Unmasked: Confronting the Contradictions Between Mormon Beliefs and True Christianity was also passed out to reporters at Huckabee event.

Does the GOP REALLY want to divide itself with debating religious doctrine differences?

Update:

Soren Dayton and Erick Erickson are both as fed up as Flap but perhaps for different reasons. Let’s deal with political issues and leave the religious and moral superiority ones to the churches. There is NO problem researching Mike Huckabee’s record and his speeches.

Huckabee’s views are out of the majority opinion of American voters on a number of issues. So?
Will voters punish him at the polls?

It remains to be seen.

The main problem is the GOP invited the Evangelical Christians into the tent and now have to “DEAL” with them and one of THEIR OWN to boot.

Flap wants to hear the GOP candidates discuss political issues regarding homosexuality civil rights, gay marriage and AIDS policy. Flap does not want to hear a biblical, religious or moral discussion on homosexuality, its origins and/or causes.

Stay tuned……

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Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Parses AIDS Quarantine Statement

Mike Huckabee Watch: AIDS and Homosexual Statements Plague Huckabee? ; Update: Huckabee Responds

Michael Ramirez on Evangelical Christian Vs. Mormon in the GOP

Mike Huckabee Watch: Huckabee Opens Up Commanding Lead Over Mitt Romney in Iowa

Mike Huckabee Watch: Arkansas Clemencies – Is Huckabee Too Soft on Crime?


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