But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Well it looks like even longtime friends are not standing by the Duggars!
Although the 19 Kids and Counting family supported Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential race, that support is not being reciprocated.
On Thursday, the recently announced GOP candidate appeared on Good Morning America where host George Stephanopoulos asked him about reports that Josh Duggar molested underage girls starting when he was 12 years old.
And the Christian Conservative did not mince his words!
"We really care what Mike Huckabee thinks about the President's parenting skills," said no one ever.
Former Arkansas governor and Fox News talk show host, Mike "I hate Jay Z and Beyoncé with a passion" Huckabee turned some heads and caused spit-takes when he called Mr. Carter Bey's "pimp" in his book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.
Here's what he had to say in a recent interview:
In what universe is Mike Huckabee a credible source when it comes to hip hop?!
The Republican writes:
Unless you're going to give a heartfelt apology, why don't you let it go! We've heard enough from you about this, Mike.
Now, he's trying yet again to justify his comments, this time by claiming he wasn't the one who brought up Natalie in conversation:
"I didn't bring Natalie Portman up at all. In the context of the first chapter of my book, and that's how he kind of got into it, because I talk about the importance of the family as being the most fundamental unit of government. So in the course of that, he asked me about her acceptance speech. I used that as a segue, not to talk about Natalie Portman, but to talk about the economic realities of unwed mothers."
It doesn't matter what your initial intentions were, Mike. The fact is, you spoke poorly of her, and even worse you gave single mothers a bad name in general, EVEN THOUGH Natalie Portman is NOT a single mother!
We're sure you'll probably continue to try to justify your comments by claiming you were talking about "economic realities" and "statistics," but that doesn't change the fact that your approach to the discussion was in seriously poor taste.
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He must have gotten a shizz load of backlash for it, so now he's backtracking and trying to explain what he meant.
Here's a bit of what he's now saying:
“Natalie is an extraordinary actor, very deserving of her recent Oscar and I am glad she will marry her baby’s father [Benjamin Millepied]. However, contrary to what the Hollywood media reported, I did not ’slam’ or ‘attack’ Natalie Portman, nor did I criticize the hardworking single mothers in our country.”
“My comments were about the statistical reality that most single moms are very poor, under-educated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death. That’s the story that we’re not seeing, and it’s unfortunate that society often glorifies and glamorizes the idea of having children out of wedlock.”
We're sorry, Mike, but who in society is going around promoting, glorifying, and glamorizing the awesome benefits of being a single mom?
It's a struggle, no matter how you look at it.
Oh, and you did slam and attack her: by using her as an example for your skewed perception of reality.
Here's a question, how about those kids that were born in wedlock, then the parents divorce? Technically they were born in wedlock, so are they just automatically better off?
It's pretty bold to claim that wedlock is the only way people should properly have kids. We know people out there who are still pretty poor and struggle even though they're married and have kids.
On the flip-side, we also know couples who are not married and have an easy time supporting their children.
So, maybe you should realize that marriage, or lack thereof, is probably not the biggest contributing factor for all the harmful things you have to say about all the courageous single parents out there who love their kids and are trying the best they can with the circumstances they're given.
Nobody is glamorizing the hardest job in the world.
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But not for doing anything wrong — they’re both considering a run for presidency.
According to Fox News, the suspension isn’t any sort of punishment — just standard procedure. Both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have 60 days to notify Fox that they are not running for president, otherwise their contracts will be terminated.
Gingrich is expected to announce whether or not he’ll run on Thursday.