Mike Huckabee Wins W.Va. GOP Convention

by thoughtfulconservative

Via FOXNews.com

Mike Huckabee won the first of 21 GOP contests on Super Tuesday, pulling out a victory in the West Virginia Republican convention even though Mitt Romney won the first round.

The former Arkansas governor pulled ahead after John McCain’s delegates apparently defected to his side. In round two, Huckabee took 51.5 percent to Romney’s 47.4 percent.

The convention had to go into a second round of voting Tuesday after no candidate took a clear majority the first time. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was knocked out, but Huckabee, Romney and John McCain moved forward.

Of course, this did not come without some controversy.

But before Huckabee’s surprising turnaround at the convention, McCain delegates told FOX News they had been instructed by the campaign to throw their support to Huckabee.

McCain delegate John Vuolo said former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer approached him and other McCain supporters at the convention and told them he had spoken to McCain, and that the best thing to do was to support Huckabee in the hope that Huckabee could beat Romney in this winner-take-all state.

That account could add fuel to Romney’s claim that Huckabee is only undercutting his support base on Super Tuesday, and that a vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain. That’s a claim Huckabee has fiercely denied.

We saw this over the weekend and Romney has a point. But Huckabee also has a point that the reverse could also be the case.

“The fact is, he spent $100 million to have the same market share that I have for $7 million,” Huckabee said. “Now anybody with a Harvard MBA ought to know that the business model on that is: It is time to pull the plug on a business that is just not selling that well.”

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5 Responses to “Mike Huckabee Wins W.Va. GOP Convention”

  1. I agree with Huckabee’s position, he has spent far less money than Romney but is still plugging along very well.

    Hucks win in West Virginia is upsetting the pundits on the radio. I think blood may shoot out of Sean Hannity’s eyes.

  2. Huckabee is only in the race to insure an “open borders” liberal Republican gets the nomination. Do you think the liberal press that is fawning all over MCain will still treat him with kid gloves once the Dem nominee is finally picked? All of MCains issues will certainly surface thru a gleeful liberal press killing Mcains chances.

  3. I’m voting for Huck because of his ideas on the fair tax. The Fair Tax is such a great system. It makes so much sense for America at this point in our history; increasing productivity, encouraging moving up in the income brackets, and making taxes simpler for all. I found a great petition telling Congress to look into the fair tax, and, as we gain more signatures, money is donated to the fair tax cause.

    http://www.petitionearth.com/viewpetition.php?id=64

    We need to tell America to make this important change. We need to speak out!

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