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Will he or won’t he? That will most likely be the question until the end of this summer. Will Mike Huckabee make a second run for the White House? He has adamantly said time and time again that he will not make this decision until later in the year and lately he has been giving a time-table and his reasons for waiting, which I believe is a positive sign that he is going to run. With now three different polls in Iowa showing that he still is the favorite and his base is still in tact, national polls like this that show him as the clear leader for the nomination, and just yesterday a poll that shows him with promise in a state that should never be a Huckabee state, why wouldn’t he run?
I know supporters are freaking out about his could-be late entry into the presidential race but I am not one of them. The critics to his method point out Fred Thompson’s failure, but what they need to realize is that Thompson’s strategy did not fail but he failed as a candidate. Huckabee has the grassroots foundation in the early caucus and primary states, a national platform on Fox News and ABC Radio until he does declare, and charisma to steal the show once he does enter.
Governor Huckabee will also be staying front and center in the news until this summer even without declaring a candidacy for POTUS. He is scheduled to leave on a two-week trip to Israel the end of January and then will be hosting a week-long Alaskan cruise in June. In between those two events he is fitting in a mega tour for his new policy book due out on February 22 called A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don’t!) And this just isn’t any other book tour as it will be spreading the love to two early caucus/primary states…Iowa and South Carolina. There are 40 stops on this tour with over a quarter of them being in these two states alone: six destinations in Iowa and five in South Carolina. And with the media just chomping at the bit for the presidential race to start but the heavy hitters in the GOP dragging their feet to enter, this event should get quite a bit of attention.
Hang on. This should be quite a ride if you are a Huckabee supporter. Is it summer yet?
Governor Mike Huckabee recently returned home from his twelfth trip to Israel where he got to meet with various foreign leaders. I dare say that Israel has no greater American friend than Huckabee.
His ABC Radio show The Huckabee Report has surpassed 500 affiliates and was the fastest growing radio show of the past decade.
Citadel Media announced today that The Huckabee Report, the short form news and commentary feature hosted by Governor Mike Huckabee, has reached more than 500 affiliates making it the fastest growing radio program of the past decade.
The most recent news is a changeover of Executive Directors of Huck PAC. Sarah Huckabee is taking on a new opportunity and she is being replaced by someone with major inroads in the South Carolina GOP. Hmmmmmm………..
The Huckabee Report which is heard three times daily on ABC Radio has hit the milestone 450 affiliates.
“Governor Huckabee continues to win over affiliates and advertisers as he delivers an audience eager to hear his compelling views on our nation’s most serious topics,” Citadel Media SVP/Programming & Distribution Carl Anderson said. “In the 10 months since we first aired ‘The Huckabee Report,’ it has become one of the fastest-growing shows in our network’s history. It’s a strong testimony to Governor Huckabee’s ability to connect with his listeners and earn their trust.”
Today Governor Huckabee’s seventh book goes on sale A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit. (His political hard-hitting New York Times Best Seller from last year, Do the Right Thing, will be released on paper back also.) Time magazine conducted an interview with Huckabee on the release of his new book and the upcoming grueling sixty stop book tour.
As if the radio airwaves and his book are not enough, Huckabee also had a very pointed opening monologue on his Fox TV show this past weekend about Americans who are offended by the American flag, which fits well with one of my favorite sayings………America, like it or leave it.
If the American flag offends people in America, then I suggest that those people find a flag they like better and take the next flight one way to where that flag flies. I’d actually be in favor of taking the bailout and stimulus money the government wants to spend and use it to stimulate people who hate our flag to bail out in the country of their choice.
Last Week on his ABC Radio show The Huckabee Report the Governor called out Democrats for politicizing Senator Ted Kennedy’s death by using it to push the health care bill through and he also pointed out that the Senator was a “shining example” of why the bill was a bad idea. This statement outraged the left even though Huckabee honored the Senator’s fight for life and thought that all people should have the same opportunity that Kennedy had to treat his illness (which they wouldn’t have under ObamaCare).
Huckabee came back at his critics on his own Fox News show this past weekend and challenged George Stephanopoulos, Time magazine, The Huffington Post and scores of liberal bloggers to actually listen to his radio commentary on the subject and then watch President Obama’s own comments about end of life care. Huckabee then challenges them to find something he said that wasn’t true.
Do you think any of them will take him up on his challenge?
It is hard to believe but Fox News actually mentioned this past weekend the Washington Post-ABC News Poll for choice of Republican nominee in 2012 that Huckabee topped by five points. Maybe when his success is so much in your face they have to address it since he is employed there and has the number one cable news show on the weekends.
In the latest Fox News Dynamics Poll Mike Huckabee is once again at the top in a statistical tie. This is great news with so much time before the 2012 campaign kicks off which leaves him plenty of air time on both his TV show and his ABC Radio show The Huckabee Report to state his platform and gain more loyal supporters.
The opening comments he had on his Fox News show Huckabee about the Obama health care proposal and its plan to limit doctor’s pay struck a nerve with America. I haven’t heard too many other 2012 Republican prospects speak out like this against ObamaCare but perhaps that is because RomneyCare in Massachusetts is the blueprint that the President is following.
I want my doctor to make good money. I want him or her to be the smartest kid in his class, not the average. I want my doctor to enjoy being a doctor, and don’t want the doctor coming into the operating room worrying about paying the rent, but thinking of how to keep me healthy enough so I can pay my own rent. If we keep talking about limiting doctor salaries, we might get people who really aren’t that good, but they were willing to do the job at a discount.
I don’t care if Oprah made $275 million last year or if Kobe Bryant brought down $45 million. But if a member of my family has a brain tumor, I don’t want Oprah or Kobe doing the operation. I want the best neurosurgeon I can find, and I won’t be looking for the low bidder or seeing if there is a coupon in the paper for 10% off the cost. I want someone who has worked real hard to know what he’s doing and does it well. And if he’s really, really good at it, he’ll still only make about a penny for each dollar that Oprah makes.
If one of the results of the government fixing health care is to encourage the smart people to do what Oprah does and the dumb people to become doctors, then thanks, but no thanks. I need a good doctor a lot more than I need Oprah. And I want my doctor to make a lot of money.
Read Huckabee’s complete remarks here.
Mike Huckabee completed his first stop on his “Save This Town” tour in which he visits five different cities hit hard by the economic downturn. On Saturday he was in Elkhart, Indiana, taping his FOX News show Huckabee talking with the citizens on how they are trying to save their town.
Elkhart has the highest jobless rate at 19% and it is where President Obama first announced his Stimulus Package. It is known as the RV capital of the world and Huckabee taped his show at the RV Hall of Fame, which had to be moved outside due to overwhelming response.
Not only is Indiana important because of its economic crises, but it is also significant on the electoral map. Indiana, usually a red state, turned blue for Obama this past election cycle. Huckabee gave the people of Elkhart some conservative solutions for the failing economy, which were met with enthusiastic cheers. The first one was to abolish the IRS and enact the Fair Tax and the second one was……
Instead of printing more money and creating hyper-inflation do something simple: Suspend the payroll tax of every business and self-employed person in the country for three months. That’s cash in the hands of the people who can best turn the economy around; the people who provide jobs and really stimulate the economy. Freeze the staffing and salaries of Congress and federal agencies to feel what American businesses are feeling.
Not only has Huckabee been dealing out his ideas for stimulating the economy but he has also been voicing his advice for saving conservatism. He recently wrote his debut article for The Washington Times’ series “Reinventing Conservatism” where he calls for Republicans to practice what they preach and return to conservative principles.
Lastly, Huckabee’s audience for his ideas and solutions has just gotten a whole lot bigger. ABC Radio’s The Huckabee Report, which is a five minute commentary three times a day, will now be carried by the stations that aired Paul Harvey.
When is the next book coming out?
Since ending his presidential campaign in March of 2008, Mike Huckabee has not slowed down too much. In April he launched Huck PAC, which is dedicated to finding and supporting conservative candidates seeking all levels of office. Following that, he launched the Vertical Politics Institute which will become a think tank for promoting conservative issues.
Next, he began to venture into the media in order to discuss the issues. At the end of September his TV show Huckabee debuted on FOX News and has been one of the highest ranking new shows on that network. In October the show reached #1 status with 2,316,000 viewers for one episode. In November, his book Do the Right Thing hit the shelves while Huckabee went on a fifty-six city book tour. The book is currently in its sixth week in the top ten of the New York Times Best Seller List. He has started 2009 off by launching his new radio show The Huckabee Report on the ABC Radio Network. Time will tell if this avenue will also be as successful as his others.
At the beginning of the new year, Governor Mike Huckabee and Huck PAC have launched a National Volunteer Team. He is expanded the grassroots work in his PAC and is locating members in every county in every state to assist the endorsed candidates. Huckabee knows that there is a lot at stake in future elections for the GOP.
Our country needs conservative leadership now more than ever. Important issues are at stake: tax reform, controlling spending, the 2nd Amendment, sanctity of life, traditional marriage and much more.
Huck Pac’s goal for the team when it launched on the first of the year was to identify 500 volunteers by January 15th, but reached a staggering 828 volunteers in just four hours. As of now, the volunteer count is well over 1,200 with all states represented. The strongest showings are in the states of Texas, Georgia, and Florida. The states will be broken up into regions and a coordinator will be contacting volunteers.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting and ground breaking opportunity to further the conservative cause, fill out the volunteer information here. You can also help out by spreading the word to others and also by joining Huck PAC’s facebook group.
I also would like to remind you of the debut of The Huckabee Report today. It is his twice a day radio commentary on the ABC Radio Network. Listen to it on your local ABC station, get it on demand, or download the show from the web. You can also join The Huckabee Report facebook page.
For those of you itching for some new Huckabee bumper stickers, a member of Huck’s Army is working on designing new ones. (By the way, the old “Huckabee for President” ones do not have a date on them, so they can still be used *wink, wink*.) Here are the designs and I will give an update on how to get them when they are finished.