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Huckabee 'stunned' at Gov. Rick Scott's poll numbers

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee used his FOX News show tonight to lament Gov. Rick Scott's poor poll numbers and all but put the blame on the "idiot" newspapers.

"You're doing a lot of things people had hoped you would do, and yet (your) approval rating recently has not been steller," Huckabee said. "And I'm stunned as to why."

Huckabee pointed to the the state's declining unemployment (never has a 10.6 percent jobless rate sounded so good) as proof that Scott "had already done what you promised you going to do." Huckabee asked if his problems were the Legislature and the press, but Scott didn't take the bait.

"When you make tough decisions, some people don't like it," Scott said.

Apparently no one told Huckabee that Scott doesn't read Florida news, because the former presidential candidate stayed on point, showing these unpleasant newspaper headlines:

Sun-Sentinel: Is Rick Scott the country's worst governor?
Miami New Times: Will any GOP 2012 candidate even want Rick Scott's endorsement?
St. Petersburg Times: The job-killing governor

It's unclear if even Huckabee read any of the articles. Two of the three (the Sun-Sentinel and Times) are editorials and the third is a blog that teases to the conservative DailyCaller.com, which quotes GOP strategist Rick Wilson saying former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will be more important endorsements than the governor of the country's biggest swing state.

"What is it about the newspapers and the press there that just seems to want to ignore the obvious of the positive successes that Florida is experiencing?" Huckabee asked Scott.

When Scott turned the question back to his own message about competing for jobs, Huckabee predicted that Scott's endorsement will be a prize for GOP presidential contenders.

"Can I tell you that every one of them are going to want it and they would be proud to have it and anyone else who thinks otherwise is simply an idiot," Huckabee said. "And I'll say that about the newspaper who had the audacity to put that headline in there."

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Jeremy

Is this the same Huckabee that offered his endorsement for $250,000.00 to Scott during the primary? Only to be turned down and the very next day go on the stump for McCullom.

Sorry I meant HuckPAC.

Florida deserves better

Mike Huckabee you really don't know what a nightmare Rick Scott has been for Florida. His numbers should be ever lower, he is the worst Governor I remember. Everyone I know who voted for Scott regrets it.

Brian_tampa

TO ALL FLORIDIANS WHO VOTED FOR SCOTT: He ran a clear, concise campaign, and posted his EXACT plan. Since being elected, he has executed ACCORDING to that very same plan - sorry it hurts some people, but the long-term results will make Florida a better state. If you voted for him, and are sorry, suck it up - he's doing what he said he would do.

Ellis_FL

Fl Gov Rick Scott is the worst thing to happen to FL since US Pres B Obama was elected and the funny thing about it is what really won him the Governorship was his big time stand against Pres Obama and I be dog gone if Scott did'nt turn out to be even worse for Fl than Pres Obama is!
What A "JOKE" both of em turned out to be!

I did not vote for Rick Scott

You are right people voted for the Republican candidate since the were unhappy with the Democrats and they are very unhappy they did. But you don't have to suck it up, if you made that mistake. We can kick him out of office when he runs for election again, no mattter how many millions he spends to buy the job!!!

Steve

Huckabee uses the work idiot alot. He seems very familiar with that word.

Anna Basile

The dems can learn a lot from the repubs, namely, come out to vote. If the dems would not be so lazy, Gov. Scott would be on the outside looking in. Come out an vote!!!

Meleana Peleke

How insulting to be called an idiot by Huckabee because they would not be proud to have a crooks edorsement. How quickly everyone forgets his involvement with Medicare fraud. Regardless of what everyone's opinion is if he is doing a good job or poor job he should not have had the opportunity run for office. Huckabe you are a big disappointment to me.

RANDRAND

THESE POLITICIANS ARE SO CORRUPT, CHURLISH, NASTY-AND-AND "GIRLIE"! RATHER THEN ATTACK INANE PEOPLE LIKE HUCKABEE "HOUND, OR "GECKO-BALDY" SCOTT---WHATTSAMATTER WITH THE PUBLIC THAT THEY SOIL THEMSELVES BY ELECTING THESE CREEPS-OVER AND OVER!?i feel like finding michael jackson's old performing glove, and personally slapping the electorate one-by-one as they enter the polling precincts! GODALMIGHTY, FLORIDIAns are "DUMB-AS-DIRT"! NOW-RECALL "THE GECKO", SHUT-UP THE "HUCKABEE HOUND" AND-DON'T EVERR-DO IT AGAIN-YA"LL HEAR--??!

RANDRAND

Those who ignore history, are doomed to repeat it-over,and over,and over,and over,and over,and over,and over again!( I LIKE TO REPEAT IT-HEH-HEH-IT KIND OF ACTS LIKE A SPRINGBOARD FOR DULL, ARROGANT, AND STUPID PRESIDENTS-HEH-HEH-HEH-HE!)

Joe Stein

Rick Scott is the best thing that has happened to Florida. He is doing an excellent job protecting the tax payers money. Thanks for not waisting our money on the high speed train to nowhere.Keep up the good work Rick.

George Anderson

Rick Scott is a grifter who stole $250 million dollars from medicare. You work, pay your 1% of yoru income into it, your employer matches it, and Rick Scott freaking stole a huge pile of it. government's the problem, Rick? Yeah...right.

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