Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Cafferty: Huckabee rising?
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What's behind the sudden rise of Mike Huckabee?
Huckabee's rise is simple. He's not a slimy self-serving politician like all the other slimy self-serving politicians in the race... and, we, the general public, can recognize a politician that's NOT slimy and self-serving when we see one. -Bob

The rise of Huckabee? Well, let's see. When asked a tough question he made a great joke, and the media talked about it on and on. But they almost never point out the fact that he NEVER ANSWERED THE QUESTION! Well, there's your answer: He can laugh is way out of tough issues, and the media will play along. What a way to elect a president. -Robert

Huckabee is getting a lot more people to notice him because of his sense of humor and laid back demeanor. That Chuck Norris campaign ad is huge on the Internet, at least amongst college students. -Kevin, Amherst, Massachusetts

Jack, Huckabee is the most real seeming candidate in the Republican primary. That said, he sells rabid conservatism in a candy coating, both feeding the social conservatives and placating the fiscal conservatives. Huckabee is the single biggest threat to the Democrats, period. He may not have any money right now, but expect him to pull a Clinton (Bill not Hillary) as the other candidates peel off. -Steve, Memphis, Tennessee

What's the single most important task Congress must complete before adjourning for the holidays?
Jack, The single most important thing they should be doing is starting impeachment proceedings on this poorest excuse of a president this country has ever seen. -Clarence, Brodhead, Kentucky

Bring the troops home. That ought to be Congress' #1 priority. NO more funding may just passive-aggressively act to get that done. -Susan, Cape Coral, Florida

I think it would be better if Congress gets nothing done. They stand less chance of screwing something up even more. -Dave, Chicago, Illinois

I think children's healthcare is the most important thing Congress needs to accomplish. They have already put the future of our country in debt and if they can't even provide them proper health care it is just so outrageous. -Elizabeth, Overland Park, Kansas

If Americans have $900 billion in credit card debt, should more be done to regulate the industry?
Government should make credit card companies reduce their rates, and or put caps on interest paid back to them, so people can realistically pay off their debt. -Joe, Buchanan, New York

The amount of debt is absurd. My parents always taught be that I should not buy anything unless I have the money for it. I think people’s imaginations are getting the best of them.
-David, New Jersey

No Jack, It does not mean we need more government control. What we need is more self control over our own finances. I am not one of the Americans who share this meaningless debt. Financial responsibility is what "we" need, not the government trying to tell others what to do. Especially when the Congress cannot control themselves. -Mike
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 12/04/2007 06:38:00 PM ET | Permalink
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