Mike Huckabee said this afternoon at the Huckabee Blogger’s Bash, “Bloggers are our secret weapon.” He said that the campaign could not be where it is today without blogging and other new media. Bloggers have been able to counter negative attacks and press with facts. The cool thing when he is elected is that he said he will host a blogger’s bash at the White House. Got a few hurdles to go before that though!
Chuck Norris said that is was bloggers who introduced him to Mike Huckabee crediting the Harris Brothers specifically for e-mailing him and encouraging him to check Huckabee out. That led later on to his endorsement of Mike Huckabee.
I also sat at the same table as Kevin Tracy, and had a chance to meet him (he is one of my regular blog reads). So that was fun. This was my fourth Huckabee event, and I haven’t had the chance to actually meet him. Well that changed today because he did a bloggers’ conference call and sat next to me to do that. So I got to introduce myself and get the best seat in the house to listen to the call.
We had a chance to see the new Huckabee Iowa Headquarters. The gentleman in the leather jacket is a blogger who came from England. I was only one of three Iowa bloggers.
I felt a little out of place not bringing my laptop, but oh well. That is Kevin Tracy liveblogging the event.
Governor Huckabee coming into the room we were in at the Marriott Hotel.
Huck and Chuck answering question from bloggers. The regular media were there, but only we could ask questions. Cool! I was interviewed by a vlogger with Politico, and had a CBS guy next to me. A ton of media were there. Downtown Des Moines is becoming a press zoo.
Governor Huckabee participating in the national blogger’s conference call. He later put in on speaker phone so we could hear the questions being asked.
Chuck Norris answering some questions from the press (after the meeting). He had to run out or I would have gotten a picture with him.
2nd Update – (1/2/07 at 1:39am, really, really should be going to bed) – Video on Politico from Blogger Bash. The guy who does Playbook TV is the one who interviewed me. If I show up I’ll be sure to put it on… unless I look stupid, which is entirely possible.