Mike Huckabee faired extremely well in the Iowa Straw Poll this past weekend, and he shows no signs of slowing down. He earned 18% of the votes – which is almost half of what the top vote-getter, Mitt Romney, earned. Even so, it’s encouraging news to me because it’s meant a ton more publicity for Huckabee, which he definitely needs. I think more Americans have heard his name in the past week than they had prior to the straw poll. Since I’ve already stated that I think his issues speak for themselves, this is excellent exposure for Gov. Huckabee and his campaign.
There’s an excellent piece on Townhall.com about Huckabee:
I challenge any die hard Fred Heads to watch tape of Thompson addressing a live audience and then to contrast it with tape of Huckabee working a crowd – or performing at one of the televised debates. There’s no comparison: Huckabee spontaneously deploys the warmth, humor, gift of gab, accessibility and kindness that we haven’t seen in a GOP Presidential contender since Reagan. He comes across as a regular guy who cares about other regular guys. He also possesses a rare ability to craft catchy phrases that connect with people. As he told audiences in Iowa, “One of the things I think I’ve brought to the process is unapologetically I’m a conservative – but I’m not mad at anybody over it.”
Hat tip: RightNation.us