Mike Huckabee is known for getting up early and the daylight savings time change did not set him back. Early Sunday morning, Mike Huckabee spoke at two First Baptist Dallas services. His speech was met with large crowds and great enthusiasm.
Dallas News reported:
Jim Dunkin, 68, stated Huckabee’s speech was “fantastic.” “He’s the only guy I know that can give a 30-minute talk without notes,” he said.
Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, kept the audience laughing as he humorously incorporated such lessons as the inevitability of death into his message. He also talked about modern-day tragedies, such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. You can listen to his speech here.
“Whether it is expected or not, death is inevitable for all of us,” Huckabee said. “I also know that because of Christ, I will live beyond my lifetime.”
From Dallas Mike Huckabee headed to Tyler Texas where he was greeted by over two hundred fans. Reporters from KTTB interviewed Huckabee while he signed books for his supporters.
KYTX was also on hand and reported:
Shirley Bailey of Tyler cheering, "Go! Go for president!" She says she's been a Mike Huckabee supporter since the beginning. She read his new book in less than an hour. "It reads like he's talking to you and I like his ideas on securing our borders, that we can't spend what we don't have, that our education system needs to be improved, that our debt is spiraling out of control."
They're topics Bailey said she hopes Huckabee would change if he were president. "Our country needs him desperately to run for president."
From Tyler Huckabee headed to Longview Texas: KLTV reported:
"The main thing I'm looking for is reaction to the message of the book, and as people read it they'll have an impression of whether or not I run they believe this is where America needs to go," he says.
For those 400 supporters who waited hours in line, the visit was about more than a book, but a presidential run.
"I think he's a marvelous man, all his comments and all his beliefs, he's just what it takes," says Jenny Slough, who waited over 5 hours to see Huckabee.
At the end of a long day, Mike Huckabee rode out of Texas and headed east to Shreveport Louisiana where he did one more booksigning. The Shreveport Times reported:
“The book is really an attempt to take a lot of the problems we have in the country and apply a simple common-sense constitutional approach. The original Constitution was 20 pages. The ‘Obamacare’ bill was 2,300 pages. Something has gone wrong and this country’s government is becoming increasingly and unnecessarily complex when it should be limited, local and simple.
“What I’ve tried to do is take big problems and say how we can fix them by applying simple ideas.”
Mike Huckabee showed us while in Israel that he was already awake for the 3 am call and he has shown us here in Texas that he can get a lot of work done in one day. When Mike Huckabee gets to the White House in 2012, we hope he spreads his work ethic around.