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OXON HILL, Md. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Friday said the United States’ standing in the world has diminished under President Barack Obama and its next leader faces a tough task in rebuilding America’s might.

Huckabee told an annual gathering of conservative leaders and activists that “no one trusts us, no one listens to us, no one respects us, no one fears us.” Huckabee, who is weighing a presidential campaign in 2016, said the United States has reduced its military power and other nations have taken advantage of it.

Huckabee said that as a result, Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes only when he takes his shirt off in the Russian winter but not when Washington threatens him.

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  • JeffWillis
    March 7, 2014 at 11:59 a.m.

    Without question, we have a serious and growing problem in America. Many are too young to remember the Carter presidency. But, we are seeing an instant replay of it! It reminds me of John McCain's famous proclamation in 2008: "Barack Obama is running for Jimmy Carter's second term."

  • TimberTopper
    March 7, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

    Jeff I disagree. Where are the interest rates? Maybe, what the Huck and others want is a good killing war. There is a point with all the saber rattling that that is the only option left.

  • 3rdWorldState
    March 7, 2014 at 12:33 p.m.

    We have reduced our military power? Is this moron serious?
    Jeff, you need to read a little more. If you are 20 times stronger than your nemesis, how is being 25 times stronger any better?
    We are reducing troop levels by like 5%. Dick the Dick Cheney wanted to reduce them by over 20%. Where were you then? Please pay attention to the world around you, and dont waste everyone's time. We have problems in America, but it's not because our military is too weak. That's one of the dumbest things said on this site. And that is a really high bar to achieve.
    Or maybe you need to be more clear about what you meant by "remember Carter's presidency".

  • rback57
    March 7, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.

    Jimmy Carter gives thanks everyday for the community organizer so he is not the worst president in modern times. The current president is the most incompetent and ineffective "leader" of recent time. He and biden should act in a remake of Dumb and Dumber.

  • Garycmillerlawgmailcom
    March 7, 2014 at 1:07 p.m.

    What a joke to think that Huckabee has any credivility whatsoever in discussing military issues. Even if he were telling the truth, which would only occur by accident. Traitor.

  • 3rdWorldState
    March 7, 2014 at 1:19 p.m.

    Interesting, I would view two wars and destroying our economy as incompetent. Thems some doodoo colored glasses your looking through...

    Just because he cant get his policies through the most disruptive congress in memory doesn't make him a weak leader. These last six years, I hope, has shown that a president has very little power, in the big scheme of things. If there is a group dead-set on not passing anything, then nothing will be passed.

  • lazybar
    March 7, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.

    when the huckster left office he left our state with a surplus of cash,when obozo leaves office we will have the smallest military since ww2 and be so far in debt that we may never recover and will not have the funds to rebuild our military.

  • cliffcarson
    March 7, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

    “no one trusts us, no one listens to us, no one respects us, no one fears us.”

    And what problem bothers the Huck? No One Fears us!

    How about:
    Why does every one distrust us?
    Why does no one listen to us?
    Why does no one respect us?

    Aren't these three are more important before we take a club to "No one Fears us"?

    Huck, your priorities are out of whack.

  • cliffcarson
    March 7, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

    Didn't Clinton leave a Surplus at the end of his time as President?
    Didn't the next President run America into one of the worst downturns in our history? Wasn't that next president a Republican, and isn't that the same "denomination" as the Huck?

  • Populist
    March 7, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.

    Surpluses of cash mean nothing when the people are dirt poor. I am so tired of the former Arkansas governors crowing about balanced budgets when the state is one of the poorest in the nation. You cannot blame the situation on the effects of the Civil War any longer. The poverty is caused by the pervasive lack of education in the state. The situation only will improve when both the Democrats and Republicans start supporting education. The Democrats only support the teachers' unions--not the students, and the Republicans only care about the wealthy who go to private schools. Neither party gets it.