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I have kept up to date on political news regarding the 2012 Republican presidential nomination for over two years. The central theme that has come from most pundits on the Republican side is that “Huckabee won’t run.” After hearing this for two years I am now convinced that this opinion is more of state of denial than a stated fact. I have watched poll after poll come out and have seen Governor Huckabee’s name at the top or near the top for Republicans’ choice for their next nominee. Even though the conservative media pushes other candidates, such as Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin, and leaves Huckabee’s name out of the conversation completely or hits him with some cheap shots, the people are adament; they still want Mike Huckabee. Perhaps someday the Republican elite will be forced to accept that.
This Sunday, November 21, the 2008 caucus winner will make his first trip to Iowa since the midterms to be the keynote speaker at Iowa Family Police Center Action’s “Celebrate the Family” event. This trip to Iowa alone raised eyebrows about a possible run for the White House, but not as much as what Huckabee has been saying about the event. First there was this statement from Huck PAC’s Executive Director, Hogan Gidley, stating the purpose of Governor Huckabee’s visit to Iowa when there was some confusion on what he will be speaking about at the event. Next there was the interview that Mike Huckabee did with Steve Deace on the largest Iowa radio station in the days leading up to the event in which he seemed to be basically marking his territory and touching on all points important to the Iowa caucus voter, and he also made it clear that the door is open for another run.
So, when those on Huckabee’s same team who hate him because he is not one of them say that “he won’t run” I realize that they are actually saying a silent prayer because what is evident to me is also clearly evident to them. It may be Mike Huckabee that the confetti will fall on during the next Republican National Convention and it also is likely it may be him we are swearing-in as President of the United States in 2013.
Huck PAC may not throw around the most money and Governor Huckabee looks at principles and not polls before endorsing candidates then usually endorses early (when it matters the most) and travels state to state for candidates while his grassroots volunteers, Team Huck, make phone calls and knock on doors. Because of this and many other efforts Huck PAC had one of the most successful midterms out of all the major PACs with a 75% success rate.
GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE AND HUCK PAC ENDORSED CANDIDATES EXPERIENCE HUGE ELECTION DAY VICTORIES
Governor Huckabee and Huck PAC Release Statement About the Election Results
Little Rock, AR – Governor Mike Huckabee said, “On November 2nd Americans overwhelmingly spoke with one voice, sending a message to Washington that we will not be ignored. The demise of the Republican Party predicted two years ago was obviously unfounded. But now is the time for all the new officeholders to hold true to their promises and bring about the type of change they promised and their constituents desire. Huck PAC will continue to support Republicans at all levels of government, and will continue fighting for conservative causes until we take back the Senate and ultimately the White House. We’ll continue to grow Team Huck membership in all 50 states, adding to the thousands of volunteers that helped make yesterday’s victories a reality.”
This election cycle Huck PAC endorsed 126 candidates at all levels of government: Governorships, US Senate, US House, State Senate and House seats – all the way down to County Clerk. Huck PAC candidates were victorious in 94 races, came up short in 25 and 7 are still too close to call.
Governor Huckabee said, “Endorsements don’t win races, candidates do. And Huck PAC tries to help candidates on the basis of their principles, not their press or polling favorability. We often purposely pick underdogs who are clearly behind, but clearly great and principled candidates – because I know what it’s like to be written off by the elite punditry class without regard to issues. Huck PAC wants all of its candidates to win, but we are proud of each one we’ve endorsed and would do it again.”
Hogan Gidley, Executive Director Huck PAC added, “Governor Huckabee was active in many races, headlining rallies and fundraising events for candidates across the county, recording robo-calls, GOTV messages, not to mention radio and television ads. Much of what the Governor did for candidates flew under the DC press radar, but the candidates who received the help sure appreciated it. In fact, towards the end of the election, Governor Huckabee traveled to about 10 states a week working for our endorsed candidates.
We’d like to truly thank our national grassroots organization, Team Huck, who made thousands of phone calls for candidates, knocked on countless doors and helped mobilize votes nationwide. Our loyal national network of volunteers who are hardworking and committed – ever fighting for what and who they believe in. Our volunteers are the best in the country.”
Also, fresh off of his midterm victories Mike Huckabee has defeated Pres. Obama by 8 points in a CNN poll and also was the favorite for the Republican nomination.
Life is good.