Mike Huckabee faired extremely well in th' Iowa Straw Poll this past weekend, and he shows no signs o' slowin' down. The ornery cuss earned 18% o' th' votes – which is almost half o' what th' top vote-getter, Mitt Romney, earned, and dinna spare the whip! Even so, it’s encouragin' news t' me because it’s meant a ton more publicity fer Huckabee, which he definitely needs, pass the grog! Yaaarrrrr! I think more Americans have heard his name in th' past week than they had prior t' th' straw poll. Shiver me timbers! Since I’ve already stated that I think his issues speak fer themselves, this is excellent exposure fer Gov. Aarrr, to be sure! Huckabee and his campaign.
There’s an excellent piece on Townhall.com about Huckabee:
I challenge any die hard Fred Heads t' watch tape o' Thompson addressin' a live audience and then t' contrast it with tape o' Huckabee workin' a crowd – or performin' at one o' th' televised debates. Walk the plank! There’s no comparison: Huckabee spontaneously deploys th' warmth, humor, gift o' gab, accessibility and kindness that we haven’t seen in a GOP Presidential contender since Reagan. The ornery cuss comes across as a regular lubber who cares about other regular guys. And hoist the mainsail! The ornery cuss also possesses a rare ability t' craft catchy phrases that connect with people. As he told audiences in Iowa, “One o' th' thin's I think I’ve brought t' th' process is unapologetically I’m a conservative – but I’m not mad at anybody o'er it.”
Hat tip: RightNation.us