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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?
With Governor Mark Sanford’s personal life going down in flames, one wonders if he will eventually step down from his office of Governor of South Carolina or be asked to resign due to his negligence of his duties. The Lieutenant Governor, Andre Bauer, was on Huckabee discussing the situation.
Governor Huckabee has been nothing but fair and kind towards the Sanford situation but yet he seems to be the one with so much to gain from it happening.
Yesterday Steve Moss became the first Republican to represent South Carolina’s State House District 30 in at least thirty years. Governor Mike Huckabee and HuckPAC endorsed Mr. Moss for this position and played a big part in getting him elected yesterday amongst defying odds.
You can read the story here.
On one of our nation’s darkest days, April 15th, there will be a huge Fair Tax Rally in Columbia, SC. What a perfect day to say “goodbye” to the IRS and “hello” to the Fair Tax. The economy has hit the skids and the only true way to stimulate it is to eliminate tax on productivity and instead put tax on consumption. Americans should not be penalized for working hard and making money but instead be taxed on what they buy. This would put the money back into their pockets and back into the economy while giving people incentive to achieve more. Who wants to make more money if the government is going to take it anyway?
Fair Tax advocate Governor Mike Huckabee will be speaking at this rally along with Iowa Congressman Steve King and many others. This rally will be a wake-up call to those in Washington that true tax reform is needed in order to get this country back on track again. Now that’s a tea party!
You can go to Mike Huckabee’s website for information on attending the event. If you cannot make it to the rally, there will be live streaming of the event at www.verticalpoliticsinstitute.com. The Vertical Politics Institute is Huckabee’s organization that is dedicated to finding solutions to the many challenges our nation faces today. It focuses on Tax Reform, Energy Independence, Controlling Spending, Health Care Reform, Arts and Education, Sanctity of Life, Traditional Marriage, Environment and National Security, and encourages grassroots activism. You can keep up to date with VPI by becoming a member and/or joining the facebook group.