Pam Spaulding

Fundie meltdown of the week: Michigan Huck for Veep supporters

Filed By Pam Spaulding | August 17, 2008 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: John McCain, Mike Huckabee

The right wing bible-beaters are really having a tough week. Take this crew in Michigan calling itself "Huck's Army." The fringe supporters are threatening to abandon support of John McCain if the rapist/murderer-releasing, Christian Reconstructionist-supported, Man-On-Dog wannabe, former Arkansas governor, Baptist minister-without-a-theology-degree and failed GOP presidential candidate is not picked as Veep.

The fact that McCain tried floating a trial balloon about a pro-choice VP this week made them explode. Look at the uprising in Michigan. (RightWingWatch):

A group of Michigan social conservatives who support former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee threatened Thursday to abandon Republican nominee John McCain, upset that McCain's vice presidential choice may not reflect their anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage positions.

The uproar came after a pair of meetings Wednesday -- while McCain was campaigning here -- in which his campaign hoped to strengthen its support with religious conservatives. Huckabee supporters said they were especially upset at word that, at a meeting in Birmingham between McCain and a small group of conservative activists, a top McCain ally had floated the possibility he'd pick a running mate who is for abortion rights.

You won't believe the email that Huck's Army is circulating. Read the untethered-from-reality letter below the fold.

Via Right Wing Watch, it makes them sound like they'll put McCain in cement shoes if they don't have their demands met:

From: hucksarmy@gmail.com
Subject: HUCKS ARMY ATTENTION! ACTION ALERT!
To:
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, 8:50 AM

HUCKS ARMY ATTENTION! ACTION ALERT!

Express our support for Huckabee and the values and type of leadership we need to the Republican party leadership.

MI Congressman Fred Upton, from the 6th District, has John McCain's ear. Fred is McCain's trusted friend and advisor. They are fishing buddies and have been close for years. It is very important that we contact Fred and let him know:

WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR A MCCAIN TICKET UNLESS:

1) Mike Huckabee is the VP; or

2) Mike Huckabee is the KEY NOTE SPEAKER at the National GOP Convention

Know that our meetings here in Michigan with McCain prompted this urgent action--

Romney is being shoved down our throats here, and misinformation about us is rampant.

In addition, you may know that this also happened at one of the meetings:

"Several in attendance reported to me that Sen. Lindsey Graham seriously asked if social conservatives would support a vice president who favors abortion on demand. They were shocked the question even had to be asked, and alienated that the McCain campaign appears to be even considering it."
--Gary Glenn, Mich. American Family Assn. President

So now, we know what McCain thinks of us and our issues. He is only concerned with catering to the independent voters. We, who supported Mike Huckabee, the millions of voters who earned him a 2nd place in delegate count--are being ignored by McCain. McCain must know that he will LOSE not only Michigan without us, but the election. At this point, he does not HAVE US. We've tried repeatedly to reach out to him, and he has ignored us.

...Thanks,
the Hucks Army Forum Team

Related:
* Talk of Hucka-veep resurfaces
* The Blend Huckabee files


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Gary Glen is a regular reader (and commenter) of TBP. I'll be interested to see if he shows up in this thread to talk about his statement.

Is Huckabee really the Svengali-type that the GOP powerbrokers will want running things for McCain, a la Dick Cheney? I doubt it, and if he is, we will all know that the GOP is scraping the bottom of the monkey barrel. After all, the "let the vice president run things" form of government has worked soooo well the past 8 years - for corporate America.

I guess now Huckabee will be too busy with his new Fox News Show to be Veep. Better tell his "Huck Army"...

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | August 18, 2008 6:31 AM

If he is smart he will take Rupert's money and stay, but then again he is so delightfully polarizing. Yummie!

Ahhh, that is what I have been waiting for--the final nail in the McCain coffin that cinches the election for Obama. Fundies supporting a 3rd party candidate to split the right-wing vote. Best news I have heard this month. And if he picks Huck? Then he alienates the middle without whom he has no chance of being elected. Good news either way this turns out.