CNN Senior assignment editor
Here’s a little comparison of Hillary on the stump this week compared to Mike Huckabee in his final days.
Just wanted to share:
Please debate me
Huckabee in Cleveland February 26th:
“I wish Senator McCain was debating me this weekend. I wish we were going to be in Cleveland tonight on stage or in Dallas or in Houston or San Antonio or ustin or somewhere between now and Tuesday having a debate. I think Republicans deserve that across the country, I think certainly Republicans in these states that are voting deserve that.”
Hillary in Central Point, OR late Thursday:
“They asked would we be willing to debate. I said absolutely, anytime, anywhere. I heard that my opponent just changed his schedule. He’s going to be in Portland tomorrow. I’m going to be in Portland tomorrow. I’ll meet him anywhere for a debate. There should be a debate about Oregon’s issues. I think that all of you deserve to have a debate particularly about these specifically Oregonian issues."
What’s the rush?
Mike Huckabee in Houston on March 2nd:
“All of these people who for the last two or three weeks have been saying, let’s hurry and get ours over with. Well, what’s the hurry? It’s March. It’s barely March. The convention isn’t until September.
Clinton at the women’s fundraiser Wednesday in Washington:
“There is no cause for alarm, sometimes you got to calm people down a little bit. My husband did not get the nomination until June 2nd.”
Everyone gets to play:
Huckabee in San Antonio on February 21st:
“It all happens here in Texas quite frankly, Texas changes everything if we win Texas...this is the largest single Republican state in America, it's the 2nd largest state in the country; to not have an election in Texas is frankly incomprehensible. For me to pull out of the election before Texans vote is not only unacceptable, it’s inexcusable, it would mean the people of Texas would have their decisions made for them.”
Clinton in Sioux Falls, SD Thursday:
“I’ve been looking forward to making this stop here in South Dakota because it’s really exciting what you’re going to have a chance to cast your voice, and they’re going to count in the picking of the nominee of the Democratic Party. Now some folks who have been arguing that we should stop voting. You know they wanted to stop voting, my goodness, before Super Tuesday, they wanted to stop voting before Pennsylvania. They wanted to stop voting before Indiana. I think the more democracy we have the better, to get people involved.”
Not ‘til the magic number:
Huckabee in Cleveland on 2/26:
“We don’t feel there’s any obligation to withdraw from this race until somebody has the nomination, clinched 1,191 pledged delegates."
Clinton in Shepherdstown, WV Wednesday:
“So 2,209 or 10 is the number and at some point one of us will get there."
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