Mike Huckabee was in Destin Florida yesterday talking to young professionals about education, economics and a possible presidential run in 2012. Click here and here to watch local video clips.
Huckabee gave his thoughts on the economy “…part of the reason we’re in the fix we’re in is this attitude that we’re going to penalize productivity and we will subsidize irresponsibility.”
And even likened Congress to refs officiating a football game “…when the guys in the striped shirts become a participant and not merely a regulator everybody loses and ultimately someone gets really really unhappy.”
The Fix-Face Off: Mike Huckabee vs Mike Pence
by Chris Cillizza January 18, 2011
Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post posted his Fix Face-Off video. Mike Huckabee is discussed at the 5:20 mark.
Question: Who will capitalize more on Sarah Palin's misstep, Mike Huckabee or Mike Pence?
Cillizza: Huckabee can gain more easily. He is right there with Palin on the tea party/evangelical tea partiers. I think he could gain there. We have a tendency to write off Huckabee a little too quickly. This is a guy who is ahead in Iowa, demonstrated appeal in some of these early states. If he runs he will be a serious person He does not run an orthodox campaign-he doesn't have a big campagin opersation, he doesn't raise a lot of money. Palin is right there in the mix too and she doesn't run a traditional campaign too. I do think Huckabee for the moment, but keep an eye on Pence. He and Rick Santorum have the potential to surprise, not necessarily win the nomination, but surprise in how well they perform.
by David Shedlock January 18, 2011
Perhaps Mike Huckabee understands better than most the relationship between social issues and the economy. Shane Vander Hart summarized Huckabee’s views when he was in Des Moines, Iowa in December:
by Michael Barone January 18, 2011
Mike Huckabee, who campaigned explicitly as a Christian conservative, established a link with these voters and managed to overcome the well-financed, well-organized and personally intensive campaign of Mitt Romney by a 34%-25% margin, with 13% for Fred Thompson, 13% for John McCain (who mostly ignored Iowa, as he did completely in his 2000 campaign) and 10% for Ron Paul.
Cross posted at: I Like Mike Huckabee 2012