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Is everyone running for Vice President?
- Huckabee is a nice enough guy. Certainly as a man he is head and shoulders about the human slime in the White House. But a Southern Baptist minister has a snowball's chance in Hell of winning the nomination or the election.
Mike Huckabee used his metaphor-rich hometown on Tuesday as a backdrop to launch his second bid for president — the setting drawing contrasts at once with former President Bill Clinton, who also hails from Hope, and President Obama, who ran for office on a platform of “hope” and “change”
“We were promised hope, but it was just talk,” said Huckabee, a former Republican governor of Arkansas. “Now we need the kind of change that really can bring America from Hope to higher ground.”
In a community college auditorium, Huckabee recalled his upbringing in the town that’s now home to roughly 10,000 people, where he said he “was raised to believe that where a person started didn’t mean that’s where he had to stop,” and where he ran in his first race, for student council in junior high school.
“So it seems fitting that it would be here that I announce I am a candidate for president,” Huckabee said to cheers from an enthusiastic, conservative crowd of roughly 2,500, including those in overflow areas. At intervals, supporters chanted, “We like Mike” and waved signs supplied by the campaign.
Huckabee, who proved a surprisingly strong candidate when he ran for president in 2008, still commands a substantial following among religious and social conservatives, having since then cultivated a national audience with a weekly show on Fox News and as a prolific author.
But Huckabee has expressed frustration at the idea that he only appealed in 2008 to evangelical voters — a “misconception,” he told reporters in Washington last month. On Tuesday, he began in earnest to flirt with working-class voters, using his personal story to shape a narrative of social and economic mobility.
“I grew up blue collar, not blue blood,” Huckabee said.(Real Clear Politics)
2008 Republican Primary
Governor Mike Huckabee won eight GOP primary states, come in
second in fifteen states and third in fourteen states.
(GOP 2008 Primary)
Is it ego? or do they just like to hear themselves talk? I suspect that Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson are actually running for Vice President or a cabinet post in a possible new GOP administration.