Iowa Still Hearts Huckabee

Since being propelled into the national spotlight after winning the 2008 Iowa Caucuses Governor Mike Huckabee has become one of the leading conservative voices in the field.  Many in the Republican elite refuse to acknowledge this and one of their top wishes is that he would just go away.  Not too likely considering the level of support he gets in polls and in his tv, radio, book, and speaking endeavours.

The Beltway group can’t seem to grasp the popularity of someone like Mike Huckabee, and I believe that fact is his strongest suit.  He is someone who has guts enough to put Michelle Obama on his show in her Fox News debut to talk about their shared issue of fighting childhood obesity while in the same weekend comes down on CPAC when he gave his reasons why he didn’t attend.  He got criticism for both moves.  I don’t understand the criticism of the First Lady interview since I’m not sure how many people out there would like to be hammered for their spouses’ decisions while on the job, and that is what conservatives wanted Huckabee to do.  Also, people totally misunderstood the fight against childhood obesity.  Huckabee stated time and time again that the fight is a cultural shift and not the government’s responsibility.  And for the record, who cares if he received some flak for his CPAC comments because many in the grassroots echo the same opinion.  Plus, he is one of the few Republicans who can offer real health care solutions because of his extensive executive experience.

We are over the halfway mark now of time that has passed since that 2008 Iowa Caucuses and the time that remains until the 2012 ones.  Only Governor Huckabee knows if he will jump into the Presidential race again, but if he does it looks like Iowa will once again be strong for him.  As far as I know only two polls have been done that test the 2012 Iowa political waters.  Huckabee was the favorite in the November Des Moines Register poll and the latest poll done of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses performed by Right Way Marketing shows Huckabee with a comfortable lead.  The only thing that throws me off about this poll is the number of undecideds.  I am an Iowan and I know we like to dissect our candidates but this high amount of undecideds seems a bit odd to me.  Anyway, it is a snapshot of  the Hawkeye state right now and they still heart Huckabee.

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1 comment so far

  1. maria on

    I do not want this health care! It is going to ration our health care, kill more jobs and more people, because they will not be able to get the care they need, as fast as they need it. Obama does not care about the people. This is just one more step to put money where he wants it, and one step closer to his social agenda.
    I feel for my kids, because they will not have an opportunnity to have free enterprize like we did.


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