September 27, 2007

Huckabee Shines in All-American Debate

From the Yahoo! Liveblog of the All-American GOP Presidential Debate:

First question to Huckabee: Why did you come, and what do you have to say to those who didn't show? Huckabee says, "I want to be President of the United States, not just President of the Republican Party...frankly, I'm embarrassed. I'm embarrassed for our party and I'm embarrassed for those who didn't come, because there's long been a divide in this country and it doesn't get better when we don't show up." His voice caught a little bit on that last bit — he conveys real sincerity here in his bearing in his voice. He also slips in that there may be a preconception that black voters don't vote Republican, but he certainly didn't notice when he was winning 48% of the black vote in Arkansas. "I'm honored to be here, I wish all of the candidates had come, but tonight we hopefully will make up their time, and make up their ground." Wow. Terrific opener for Huckabee.

4 comments:

Shane Vander Hart said...

That was a great quote.

Peter said...
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Anonymous said...

Mike was making headway in Iowa and then just fell off. I live in Kansas and cannot find a "kansans for huckabee" site and am not technical enough to start one. But what I really want to do is help Iowa! I'd be willing to go and put out signs there or hand out bumper stickers. If Mike's not the Republican candidate, I'm not sure I would even show up at the polls for the general election. The other candidates depress me so. What can I do?!!!

AH said...

Hey Anonymous, thanks for the comment. Mike hasn't "fallen off" in Iowa. In fact, the latest Newsweek polls show him ahead and McCain and right on Guiliani and Thompson's heels.

The best thing you can do is to keep talking Huckabee up. You can go and do that in Iowa or right there in Kansas. Use the links below for stuff to print and hand out:

Door Hanger

Huckabee Card

Huckabee Biography

Huckabee on the Issues