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An­swers to can­di­date quiz


An­swers: 1. A. Marco Ru­bio, who was then speaker of the Florida House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and a strong sup­porter of Mike Huck­abee.

2. B. Mike Huck­abee. In his most re­cent book, Huck­abee crit­i­cized the cou­ple for the per­for­mance of their song “Drunk in Love” at the 2014 Grammy Awards. “My re­ac­tion: Why? Bey­once is in­cred­i­bly tal­ented — gifted, in fact. She has an ex­cep­tional set of pipes and can ac­tu­ally sing. She is a ter­rific dancer — with­out the ex­plicit moves best left for the pri­vacy of her bed­room. Jay Z is a very shrewd busi­ness­man, but I won­der: Does it oc­cur to him that he is ar­guably cross­ing the line from hus­band to pimp by ex­ploit­ing his wife as a sex ob­ject?”

3. B. Mike Huck­abee. Huck­abee reg­is­tered to vote in Florida on Feb. 22, 2010, and Car­son reg­is­tered on July 24, 2013.

4. B. Mike Huck­abee. Like for­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton, Huck­abee comes from Hope, Ark. No pres­i­dent has come from Detroit, Car­son’s home­town.

5. A. Ben Car­son. Part of his as­sess­ment of what hap­pened in his for­mer city of Bal­ti­more is in­cluded in an April 28 in­ter­view with GQ mag­a­zine.

6. B. Jeb Bush and Marco Ru­bio are from Mi­amiDade County, Car­son from Palm Beach County and Huck­abee from Wal­ton County.

7. D. Nei­ther. Both books were writ­ten by Huck­abee, but nei­ther is a cook­book. “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy” is Huck­abee’s 2015 pre-cam­paign book, and “Quit Dig­ging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork,” subti­tled “A 12-Stop Pro­gram to End Bad Habits and Begin a Healthy Life­style,” is Huck­abee’s pre­scrip­tion for steer­ing away from bad habits and to­ward a healthy life­style.

8. A. Marco Ru­bio. Ru­bio has 13 per­cent in the Public Pol­icy Polling sur­vey of Iowa Repub­li­cans re­leased Wed­nes­dayApril 29, Bush has 12 per­cent, Huck­abee has 10 per­cent and Car­son has 5 per­cent.

9. A. Ben Car­son. The for­mer sur­geon ex­ploded onto con­ser­va­tives’ radar two years ago with an in-your­face cri­tique of Oba­macare at the Na­tional Prayer Break­fast in 2013 — as the pres­i­dent sat nearby on the dais.

10. A. Ben Car­son. He’s a re­tired pe­di­atric neu­ro­sur­geon who has been in­creas­ingly out­spo­ken on public is­sues. Huck­abee is a for­mer gover­nor of Arkansas.

11. B. 21 per­cent of Repub­li­cans in the April 1 Fox News na­tion­wide poll said they’d never heard of Huck­abee. In the same poll, 8 per­cent of Repub­li­cans said they had never heard of Jeb Bush, and 34 per­cent said they had an un­fa­vor­able view of Huck­abee.

12. C. Both. Car­son ex­plained his the­ory that ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is “ab­so­lutely” a choice be­cause peo­ple “go into pri­son straight, and when they come out they’re gay” in a March 4 in­ter­view on CNN. Ma­jor science-based med­i­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions re­ject the no­tion that ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is a choice, and af­ter he re­ceived lots of crit­i­cism, Car­son wrote later on Face­book that “my choice of lan­guage does not re­flect fully my heart on gay is­sues. I do not pre­tend to know how ev­ery in­di­vid­ual came to their sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion. I re­gret that my words to ex­press that con­cept were hurt­ful and di­vi­sive. For that I apol­o­gize un­re­servedly to all that were of­fended.” Also, the ti­tle of Chap­ter 10 of Huck­abee’s most re­cent book, “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy,” was “Bend over and take it like a prisoner!” He’s said he wasn’t min­i­miz­ing rape in pri­son. Rather, he said it was about gov­ern­ment in­va­sion of pri­vacy and liken­ing what pas­sen­gers go through at air­port se­cu­rity to body cav­ity searches at prisons.”

13. D. Bush has 183,000 Twit­ter fol­low­ers as of April 30, and Car­son has 323,000, Huck­abee 360,000 and Ru­bio 732,000.

14. C. “Amer­i­can Dreams: Restor­ing Eco­nomic Op­por­tu­nity for Ev­ery­one” was writ­ten by Ru­bio. “One Na­tion: What We Can All Do to Save Amer­ica’s Fu­ture” is Car­son’s most re­cent book and Car­son’s next, “A More Per­fect Union: What We the Peo­ple Can Do to Re­claim Our Con­sti­tu­tional Lib­er­ties,” is due out Oct. 6.

15. B. Huck­abee was the lead­off guest on March 27 on the HBO show “Real Time,” hosted by ul­tra-lib­eral Bill Ma­her, to pro­mote his book “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.” Car­son has been sub­ject to wither­ing crit­i­cism from Ma­her, who in Jan­uary called him “an in­sane, para­noid liar who will say ab­so­lutely any­thing.”

16. A. 54 per­cent of Repub­li­cans in the April 1 Fox News na­tion­wide poll said they’d never heard of Car­son, while 35 per­cent of Repub­li­cans said they had never heard of Ru­bio, and 24 per­cent of Repub­li­cans said they had a fa­vor­able view of Huck­abee.

17. D. “An Amer­i­can Son: A Mem­oir” was writ­ten by Ru­bio; Huck­abee wrote “A Sim­ple Gov­ern­ment: Twelve Things We Re­ally Need from Wash­ing­ton (and a Tril­lion That We Don’t!),” “Char­ac­ter Makes a Dif­fer­ence: Where I’m From, Where I’ve Been, and What I Be­lieve,” and “From Hope to Higher Ground: My Vi­sion for Restor­ing Amer­ica’s Great­ness.”

18. A. Carly Fio­r­ina. The Wall Street Jour­nal re­ported the for­mer Hewlet­tPackard CEO and un­suc­cess­ful 2010 can­di­date for U.S. Se­nate from Cal­i­for­nia would an­nounce her can­di­dacy on­line on Mon­day, then hold a con­fer­ence call with the na­tional news me­dia. Cleve­ re­ported on April 20 that Gov. John Ka­sich, of Ohio, has started a po­lit­i­cal com­mit­tee New Day for Amer­ica, that will al­low him to raise money as he con­sid­ers a pres­i­den­tial can­di­dacy. And Gov. Rick Sny­der, of Michi­gan, told Bloomberg News on April 27 that he’d de­cide “in the next cou­ple of months or so.”

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