Saturday night on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be holding a third installment of his forum series, this time on the topic of unemployment. The forum will only be broadcast on Fox News television, it will not be streamed online. Ron Paul was invited to attend as well, however, he requested to be present via satellite and this request was denied by the Huckabee forum producers. See this report on Ron Paul’s absence. Paul will be campaigning in Washington state for the caucus happening in the morning prior to the forum Saturday evening.

Air Date: Saturday, March 3 at 8pm ET on Fox News

Participants: Romney, Santorum, Gingrich

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Mike Huckabee and FOX News producers decided to tape a candidate forum about the economy in Wilmington Saturday to point out that “there’s some real pain out there,” Huckabee told the News Journal in an exclusive interview Thursday.

Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and a 2008 presidential candidate, finishing second to John McCain in the 2008 presidential primaries.

A special edition of his FOX News Channel program “Huckabee” will host the Republican presidential candidates in a forum, “Huckabee Special: Forum 3 — Jobs” at the Wilmington Air Park. The program will air from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are scheduled to appear.

The program will focus on jobs and will be taped earlier in the day from noon to 2 p.m. There will not be an audience, a FOX News spokesperson said.

Huckabee will be joined by a panel consisting of FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Charlie Gasparino; David McArthur, a small businessman from St. Louis; and former Secretary of Labor and FOX News Channel contributor Elaine Chao.

The panel will be joined by three unemployed local residents who will pose questions to the candidates related to job creation and the economy, the spokesperson said.

Producers first decided to host a forum on jobs, and then found an appropriate location, Huckabee said. Ohio was selected because it is a major state on Super Tuesday, and clearly one the candidates need to campaign in. Wilmington was selected after that, he said.

We’ll have the complete forum video available after it airs so fear not if you miss the broadcast.


  1. After yesterdays horrible storms, there are tens of thousands without power who would not be able to tune in to the Huckabee Forum. I for one think this should be steamed online for those who have a laptop and would love to see this tonight.
    Thank you.

  2. Ron Paul is really the best candidate, the only candidate, who is sane and who has program. He wants to care about peace, propserity, future of USA. He is really the only solution.

  3. Jobs, jobs, jobs: Unless there is a heavy government subsidies there can be no jobs because of the government regs concerning same. Thus if we didn’t have them (government regs) we sure as hell wouldn’t need them (the government). You really think they are going to help destroy the empire it took them so long to create?

  4. Thanks for the alert. As without Ron Paul why bother? The others are each a blend of one another,oh well….
    Bet the cooking network will have something more provocative!

  5. Why can the U.S. not build a new refinery up close to the Canadian border to refine the oil coming from Canada instead of piping through the country?

  6. Apprenticeships,as mentioned by Newt Gingrich, have worked great in the past and could work now. Sixteen thousand jobs are needed in the energy field in a state that has 3 1/2 % unemployment and people are not trained. I believe the state was South Dakota.Let the companies,through some insentive program, train the unemployed to do this type of work. It’s better than losing $535 million dollars betting on a solar company to create jobs. I’ll bet on the American individual first. Training needs to be given in areas that need people, not just flooding training into areas that do not need more people. That is wasting the tax payers money. If properly directed many good paying jobs can be created and filled by peolpe who want to work.

  7. Wow! Mitt Romney was so good tonight! His segment made me cry. He really seemed to care about the people asking questions. His jobs plans are the only ones that even make sense!!

    • T. Sommer — here is how you can help Mitt; send him the below.

      Mitt Romney could become one of the greatest Statesmen in US History! He’d be the Savior of our Nation — the one that generations to come would tell their children: “Look at this statue, this is Mitt Romney, he saved America”!

      Or, he can reduce himself to just a tiny footnote…what is amazing is that his fate rests in his own hands (a very rare occurrence throughout the history of the world)!

      All Romney has to do, is to take advantage of this rarest of historical moments, and make a SINGLE DECISION!!!

      Withdraw his candidacy IN FAVOR of Ron Paul, with the following grandiose and heart-wrenching patriotic speech (to save his political skin):

      “I, Mitt Romney, will sacrifice my political goals for the Good of the People. Now I understand that only Ron Paul can save our Nation. I agree with all he stands for, therefore, I have deemed that our Nation’s salvation can only be accomplished when Ron Paul is elected as President of the United States of America. Without regret, but with joy, I do the most honorable and patriotic deed I can — I withdraw myself from this election, and give my full support to Ron Paul!”

      One honest person is needed to bring these logical conclusions to Romney’s PERSONAL ATTENTION (not the myopic sycophants surrounding him and stroking his ego by chanting wishful thinking as ‘fact’: “You gonna win Boss, you gonna win Boss….).

      Regardless how egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic Romney may be, some semblance of reasoning of what’s best for him, should still remain in his skull. The instinct for self preservation dictates that even the smallest of minds will chose the path that leads to safety, not the one leading to disaster.

      An honest realist needs to talk to Romney one-on-one — and explain the following to him, so Mitt can comprehend it:

      1) If you don’t win the nomination, than your political career is over (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as a failure).

      2) If you win the nomination, and don’t defeat Obama — which is the most probable outcome (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as an even LARGER failure).

      Therefore, Dear Mitt, whichever gamble you take from the above, may lead to total disaster for your political career (and probably will)!

      However, here is an action you can take, Dear Mitt, that guarantees you’ll become immortalized in the annals of US History — becoming the 21st Century Savior of America (surely this carrot of success will entice Romney’s egotism to go for it — over the probable political beatings he’d receive otherwise)!

      All one needs to do, to assure Mitt’s Historical Greatness of Sacrifice for the Good of the Nation, is to present the above to Romney’s eyes alone! I urge all able to do so, to place this document in front of him!

      Send this to Mitt Romney — as an Open Letter, e-mails, etc. — the more you send, the greater the chance he’ll get to read it!

  8. With respect to jobs in America, none of the guest candidates were asked or responded to the huge problem that illegal aliens in this country cost the tax payer, the job market, the medicare and medical community, our schools, law enforcement, crime, prisons, etc. Do any of them favor amnesty? How do each of them plan to correct these infringements on the American worker?

    Thank you

    ps. Thank you Ohio and Mr. Huckabee and those candidates who made this a great forum.

    • problem that illegal aliens in this country cost the tax payer,

      Yeah but in a way they are like a bad wife, it’s usually cheaper to keep them.

  9. Why didn’t the Governor let that women ask the follow up question. Rick S. skirted the answer. She needed to ask the question

  10. Mr. Santorum said that the age for drawing Social Security should be raised and that people who are at age 62 could continue working. I wish someone would ask him where are the jobs for people who are over 60. My husband and I lost our jobs 4 years ago and have applied for jobs everywhere–even low paying service jobs. We can’t even get interviews. My husband was in the same profession for over 30 years and I owned my own business for 10 years and held two professional licenses. We used all our retirement savings trying to hold onto our home–lost it anyway. Now we wish we had kept our savings and just let it go as soon as we lost our jobs. I’m counting the days until I can draw my SS at 62. I had no choice about paying in to SS and now I want to draw. If I had been given a choice, I would have preferred having my money go in to a personal 401K.

    • Elect the Prince of Pork and the jobs will be coming back building bridges to nowhere and tea pot museums. So long as China loans us the money, no problem as Rick vote 5 times to hike up the debt ceiling.

  11. Finally we have a debate which will help us in deciphering important issue differences. Helpful in decision making. All three candidates were straight forward. Judy

    • Good thing they were on TV and not the radio or I would not have been able to tell which party they were running wit let alone who was who. Politicians have been playing that same since time began. What about the real problem, The Fed.

  12. Thank you Governor Huckabee for this forum. I’ve grown quite tired of the GOP infighting and this forum has lent much needed depth. I was most impressed by Rick Santorum’s answers.

    • most impressed by Rick Santorum’s answers.

      Too bad you were not impressed by his voting record, the real Prince of Pork, no doubt about it.

  13. They wouldn’t let me in to vote, there were to many people. thousands were waiting I don’t get it ! why did this happen. the outcome could have been very different.?

    • Urge ALL to demand a Receipt for their Vote, or implement Civil Disobedience — block the voting line until they give you a Voting Receipt, specifying the Candidate and time and place, you voted for!

      I will not cast my vote unless they give me a VALID Receipt — and I’ll make a BIG Stink about it, even if they have to bring in the Police!

      I’ll state at the voting precinct: My vote is for Ron Paul, give me a receipt stating this, or tell the Police you called, that you want them to arrest me, because you REFUSE to Guarantee my Vote counted!

  14. Is this going to be available on video to those of us who couldn’t watch it on TV? There was no live-stream that I could find.

  15. Thanks to Mr. Huckaby for conducting this forum……they all were very impressive and passionate about our country….would have liked to see more of the same without the negative jabs to each other…..

    • ..would have liked to see more of the same

      That you will get for sure no matter which one of them get in.

  16. Pls tell everyone Thank you for the civil discssion! The young man in college gave me great encouragement & hope for this election, for all the crass, tatoo-blazing youth I’m inundated with in the media & workplace, he was Fresh air! God bless each of you.

  17. Mel, the replacement plan is to go back to pre-Obamacare, and then look at the problems and solve them with real solutions. Best way to start is to have the states allow purchase of health insurance across state lines. I don’t know if the Fed Gov can constitutionally mandate that, but it does have the power to regulate interstate commerce. Another good thing would be for people to get back to what insurance used to do — to insure against major financial losses, not to pay for birth control, visits to the doctor, and everything else that comes under medical care. Insurance is so high because people expect it to cover every expense. And there are many other things that can be done to control health care costs without having a mega government program rammed down our throats.


    • Diesel Fuel: now that has to be cheap as I see jets lined up on the taxiways running their engines for so long they have to return to the terminal bldg to refuel as the burned up too much fuel just holding for takeoff.

  19. Its so good to see a news station allow newt gingrich to show and tell what he can do. he is an awsome man and has not got the attention as romney has been babied and cadauld , it so obvious who should be the one to stand up against obama. i know they are afraid of him(white house) and want romney to win because they know that obama can cut him down to size . thank u for having newt gingrich.

    • I take it you don’t hold that a man that would cheat on his wife would cheat on hid business partner. Newt is the one guy up there that knows how the system works and could get things done in a big hurry. However; Newt has been bought and paid for three times over.

  20. I’m with you Cari. Newt is the best choice. He has matured from his past personal problems. He has been said to have “baggage”, but it seems that the baggage was all made up by the media. All the so call charges against him were found to be without merit. He has the most knowledge, experience, and accomplishments of the candidates. Check out the following:

  21. I am a canadian but i watch everything to do from the republican primaries (and i do mean everything). Whoever gets in also reflects canadians and i believe romney is the best man for the job. He is a caring man and knows what it takes to bring back the states to a better place. I admire him greatly and i think the people of the usa would rue the day that they vote for santorum. He is a whiner and he has not got the backbone to fight obama. If you want a better future you had better hope that romney is the winner.

  22. I agree with Newt Gingrich on Unemployment and an intense apprenticeship program in conjunction with industry and small business. We don’t need to spend more money on sociology and psychology degrees, they are only used by government planners.

    The US congress gave up its control of the US currency under the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 our currency is now run by a consortium of Private Banks who manipulate the currency to the benefit of the Banks and their chosen friends in industry and government. I believe we the people should have more control over our nations currency to protect our economy from artificial booms and busts or depressions and inflationary cycles brought on by the money power. How would Romney, Gingrich and Santorum handle the auditing of the federal reserve or replacing it with private gold standard currencies.

    I liked Santorums economic and tax plan Romney plan is not bold enough it merely is tinkering around the edges we need a Flat Tax and not a progressive tax. We need a tax form that will fit on a postage card.

    • Under any of the Three Stooges’ plans the kid still remains in the candy store with his buddies standing right outside the back door.

  23. As a Veteran of the Vietnam Era I can sympathize with father whose son suffers from PTSD and TBI the VA system like the Post Office does not work well. Newt had the right idea as did Regan dissolve the VA and block grant the monies to the states. Give Veterans a Gov Credit Card for health purposes and let the Veterans use Private Hospitals to provide the care the veteran needs at the time and place most convenient to the veteran.

  24. I watched this forum Saturday evening……I use to work for DHL…..We know of the Wilmington Hub…..The canadiates seem to blame President O’Bama for it’s shutdown…..Hmm….Employee’s at DHL were starting to be let go in November of 2008….I thing some guy named Bush was screwing up the country at that time.The folks in Wilmington knew what was coming long before this democrat took office….For me I made the mistake of voting Republican in 2000 and 2004……looks like I reaped what I sowed…Well I voted for the current President in 2008….he’s got my vote again…..never again will I vote GOP and the first time I was able to vote for President I voted Gerald Ford…..he was a real American even though he lost…..we need someone like him…..oh well the good ole days….long gone.

  25. Please continue this informative process. Being selective and specific with no “negative content toward running GOP candidates”. This is by far, better than the Debates that have been held.
    GREAT JOB !!!!

  26. Mitt Romney = Judas Goat

    If not aware of this olden days’ meaning — here it is:

    When sheep are led to be slaughtered, they instinctively feel something is wrong. So, mill around and bleat, but won’t enter the gate leading to the one waiting to smash their heads with a sledge hammer. So, a Judas goat is placed in the pen. The Judas goat is trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them through the gate, and passing it safely — while its own life is spared, the ones flowing get their brains bashed!

    Mitt will lead us — and at the end of the gate, Bama will wield the sledge hammer….

  27. The belief that because Obama is a great Orator, does not mean he is a good Debater.

    1) As Orator (meaning: during an uninterrupted monologue) Obama’s reading of the tele-prompter is superb — he has the hand gestures down pat, the movement of his head to stare at an upper left, or right, diagonal, while taking a pause to underscore his point and thus allowing time for applauding, before he stares at the camera again and delivers the next segment of his PRE-WRITTEN Speech. His mastery of delivering dogma as “truth”, is only second to Goebbels propaganda abilities.

    2) As Debater (meaning: the ability to prove whose ideas are valid vs those that are illogical) — Obama is lost without the tele-prompter. Unless the questions were submitted beforehand, and his answers scripted, he gets annoyed when asked something he did not expect. When stumped by a question he does not know the answer, Obama becomes peevishly angry, he whails, clutches his hands, shakes his head, and responds with the COARSEST of Cliches! Then, he stumbles and bumbles his way trying to correct his outbursts by spouting irrelevant dogma! Pathetic — is the only proper word describing his debating “skills”.


    For those that believe BO is a great orator — you are 100% correct!

    For those that believe BO is a great debater — you are 100% wrong!


    Note this — when BO ran in 2008, he had NO record to be debated.
    Now, he has a horrible record as president — so anyone (without skeletons in the closet) will DESTROY this small-minded, perfidious clown!

    Ron Paul — who is a CONSTITUTIONAL Patriot — is best equipped to dismantle BO’s socialist dogma in a one-on-one debate for the Presidency!

    The rest have the ability (since a logical high-school kid can make Bama look silly in an unscripted debate) — but don’t have a clean closet (and Bama will attack their skeletons, since he can do nothing else).

    So, unless you do your best to elect Ron Paul — you’ll be party to the ignominious reelection of BO!

    • Betty Lewis —

      Send e-mails to friends, post on tweeter, facebook, etc…. since the media surly won’t state it.

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