Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mike Huckabee in the News

Mike Huckabee was in Destin Florida yesterday talking to young professionals about education, economics and a possible presidential run in 2012.  Click here and here to watch local video clips.

Huckabee gave his thoughts on the economy “…part of the reason we’re in the fix we’re in is this attitude that we’re going to penalize productivity and we will subsidize irresponsibility.”

And even likened Congress to refs officiating a football game “…when the guys in the striped shirts become a participant and not merely a regulator everybody loses and ultimately someone gets really really unhappy.”

by David Shedlock     January 18, 2011

Perhaps Mike Huckabee understands better than most the relationship between social issues and the economy.  Shane Vander Hart summarized Huckabee’s views when he was in Des Moines, Iowa in December:

by Michael Barone January 18, 2011

Mike Huckabee, who campaigned explicitly as a Christian conservative, established a link with these voters and managed to overcome the well-financed, well-organized and personally intensive campaign of Mitt Romney by a 34%-25% margin, with 13% for Fred Thompson, 13% for John McCain (who mostly ignored Iowa, as he did completely in his 2000 campaign) and 10% for Ron Paul.

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