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Mike Huckabee’s Next Book Tour shows Iowa and South Carolina the Love

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?

Mike Huckabee Wrapped-Up Another Book Tour and Another Comes in 2011

Governor Huckabee has just wrapped up another book tour.  This time he was promoting his Christmas book A Simple Christmas from last year which has been updated and his new children’s book Can’t Wait Till Christmas which stems from one of the chapters in the adult version.  This was a more low-key tour as about half the stops were made than he normally does when promoting a book.  This time he visited the states of Arizona, California, Florida, and New Jersey.  I believe these were all states he had not visited before on a book tour with the exception of Florida.  He received an amazing response in these states in which many times hundreds of people were lined up to meet Huckabee and have their books signed.

While on the tour Gov. Huckabee also took the time to give some important lectures and speeches.  One of these was in Orange County in Southern California where it seemed he was taking a Presidential campaign for a test drive, and the attendees were enthusiastic about his message.  While going back to the east coast for his Fox News show and another book signing Huckabee stirred emotion at the 28th Beit El Dinner in New York where he received a standing ovation.  While on the book tour trail Huckabee was very open to talking to the press which could be because he is a natural behind the camera and microphone and is confident in his message.  There were two really good spontaneous interviews:  one was conducted at the Reagan Library in California and the other one was with NewsMax while he was in Florida where he stated that he could take the White House in 2012.

Can’t Wait Till Christmas debuted at number ten on The New York Time’s Best Seller List last week and Huckabee has already announced that he will have a new policy book coming out at the end of February 2011.  I have been made aware that this spring book tour will have a large amount of destinations and in states that could send a message.  It will be interesting to see the footprints of Mike Huckabee in 2011 since he has remained so popular and continues to lead in polls not only for the GOP nomination in 2012 but also in head-to-head match-ups against President Obama.  Maybe soon he will get some respect.

Mike Huckabee Challenges Democrats to Debate Him on the Fair Tax

Mike Huckabee’s Response to NPR’s Actions

First of all, I can’t even believe this situation happened.  Our country is crumbling from within as we speak.  Secondly, this is perhaps the best response I have seen to what happened to Jaun Williams and NPR, and it comes from Governor Mike Huckabee.

NPR has fired Juan Williams as a result of comments he recently made on The Bill O’Reilly show. The comments were his personal admission that while he is certainly not a bigot, he said he was nervous when someone in Muslim garb and spouting Muslim doctrine got on an airplane on which he was a passenger. I know Juan and am proud to be a colleague of his as a fellow Fox News contributor. There isn’t a more honest and fair-minded person in journalism. He is refreshingly honest and candid and unusually objective when it comes to analyzing the events in the news.

NPR has discredited itself as a forum for free speech and a protection of the First Amendment rights of all and has solidified itself as the purveyor of politically correct pabulum and protector of views that lean left.

While I have often enjoyed appearing on NPR programs and have been treated fairly and objectively, I will no longer accept interview requests from NPR as long as they are going to practice a form of censorship, and since NPR is funded with public funds, it IS a form of censorship. It is time for the taxpayers to start making cuts to federal spending, and I encourage the new Congress to start with NPR.

Great Polling Results for Mike Huckabee and 2012

There have been three big polls come out in the past week concerning possible Republican presidential candidates and 2012 match-ups.  Governor Mike Huckabee continues to excel in this early polling data when matched up against possible Republican primary opponents and President Obama, and Huckabee also consistently leads the pack when it comes to favorabilities and room for growth in the undecideds.

The Public Policy Polling’s recent 2012 match-up against Barack Obama shows Huckabee beating the incumbent President while being the only Republican challenger viewed with a positive favorability.

The latest Gallup poll shows that Huckabee is the Republican candidate with the highest favorables among ALL voters.

And lastly, the polling data released today by Politico shows incredible strength for Mike Huckabee as a possible 2012 contender.  He leads all other GOP challengers in favorabilities across the board with Republicans, Independents, and all voters while also having the most room for growth.

While it is unclear whether or not the Governor will compete again in 2012, it seems like this recent article in The New Yorker  has fueled new speculation for another presidential run.  Even Huckabee himself on a recent Fox News Sunday interview gave an indication that 2012 has not been ruled out and he realizes his strength in the polls.  He is now starting a new Fox News show that is sure to give conflicting signals.  Is Huckabee content with broadcasting conservative ideals over the airwaves or is he really following Ronald Reagan’s path to the presidency?

Mike Huckabee on “Government Gone Wild”

Classic statement from Governor Huckabee on the moral meltdown of our government.

April 15 is Coming Up…We Need the Fair Tax!

On his Fox News show last weekend Governor Huckabee and Ken Hoagan of Americans for Fair Taxation discuss the Fair Tax.

Huckabee Leading the Charge Against Health Care Bill

Governor Mike Huckabee is adding his influential voice to other evangelical leaders who have banded together to ignite mass opposition to President Obama’s health care plan.

This weekend’s health care showdown in Congress will test the political clout of evangelical Protestant activists, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who are rushing to muster mass opposition to the Democratic bill endorsed by President Obama.

Dr. Randy Brinson, founder of Redeem the Vote, said evangelical leaders will target first-time voters, including Catholics, particularly in the Midwest, and voters not normally involved in religious or social activism, with an appeal highlighted by an e-mail from Mr. Huckabee.

Over the next few days, Mr. Huckabee’s name, picture and words will appear on what organizers say will be “millions of electronic messages” urging voters to tell lawmakers to stand firm against the health care bill, set for a climactic vote Sunday in the House.

Mr. Huckabee, who ran for the 2008 Republican presidential nod, has teamed up with the Rev. Rick Scarborough of Vision America and Dr. Brinson, a Montgomery, Ala., founder of Optimum Impact LLC, which he describes as the “largest purveyor of e-mail data regarding political messaging.”

“President Obama, [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid are doing everything in their power to push through a health care bill that would mandate federally funded abortions, along with a host of other issues that the American people have clearly said they don’t want,” Mr. Huckabee claims in his e-mail pitch.

Huckabee’s new website www.callcongressnow.com has had over 100,000 visitors in under a week who ventured to the website to get the phone numbers of members of Congress so they could voice their opposition.  He has also addressed this disastrous bill on his Fox News show numerous times and his closing thoughts last weekend was another home run.

Time is running out.  Voice your opposition.

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.

Huckabee Defeats Obama in Latest Poll!

The latest Public Policy Polling shows for the first time in any poll a Republican challenger defeating President Obama in 2012 and that GOPer is Governor Mike Huckabee, and the win is aided largely by his lead with Independents.  When questioning the authenticity of this poll please remember that this is a Democratic pollster and they are the ones who accurately predicted the Massachusetts race and Scott Brown’s win.

What will Huckabee do in 2012?  His Fox News show continues to be the weekend sensation that is consistently blowing away the competition and The Huckabee Report heard on ABC Radio is gaining affiliates everyday.

Will he be the next Paul Harvey or will he be the person to unseat The One?  I would rather he choose the latter.