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What's a Florida resident's endorsement worth?

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HUCKSTER ENDORSEMENT: Whats it worth?
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Much acreage in the morning paper to a round of "endorsements" for Arkansas Republicans by Mike Huckabee. A Republican, last on the Arkansas ballot in 2002 and now a Florida resident, endorses some other Republicans? (Excepting U.S. Rep. Steve Womack.) Dog bites.

Since Huck lends only his name and rarely money in endorsements, it's not exactly a game changer.

But let's look at Huckabee's endorsement of U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin. Despite protests during his election campaign that he'd be more moderate, befitting the urban area he wanted to represent, Griffin started running hard right from day one and has never let up. His campaign shills' unending push of anti-Obama, anti-gay and anti-Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid positions are but a few relevant examples. His purported happiness at a Huck endorsement is also worthy of note.

Why? All of Griffin's belief and support runs counter to mainstream voters in Pulaski County, which constitutes a major portion of the 2nd Congressional District vote.

In Huckabee's last race in 2002, Jimmie Lou Fisher carried Pulaski with 55 percent of the vote. Barack Obama carried Pulaski in 2008 with 55 percent of the vote. Also in 2008, voters defeated the anti-gay adoption initiative 55-45. Mike Beebe (evil proponent of Obamacare) got 70 percent of the vote. Joyce Elliott, despite being a black woman depicted as a crazy radical akin to Angela Davis, eked out a narrow victory over Griffin in Pulaski during the 2010 vote-against-the-black-White House tsunami.

Griffin relies on the dog whistle voters of the suburban 2nd District to respond to his messages, from coddling the rich to fearing minorities. There, Huckabee can provide some knowhow.

IN OTHER HUCKSTERING: I notice the Huckster now sells sponsorships on his newsletter. Today the spot was bought by Senior Annuity Alert.

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