I spoke with former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) Thursday on behalf of KTIA Radio (99.3 FM/1260 AM) before the Iowa Pastors Renewal Project Conference (which will be webcast today). This is my second time speaking with him in person, and I’ve enjoyed both experiences as he was incredibly friendly and easy going. He was not with any of his own staff. We were not given much time – 5 minutes with which to conduct the interview. I told him that we needed to get started because we had to keep it to five minutes under pain of death. He asked “whose death might that be?” (He wouldn’t’ be the one in trouble ).
After Chris Rohloff introduced KTIA to him and I introduced Caffeinated Thoughts and told him I had been a blogger for Huckabee in 2008, to which he replied, “God bless you.” He also said, “you must know David Shedlock,” and I was forced to claim him as one of our contributors (just kidding). So apparently Governor Huckabee was aware of Caffeinated Thoughts before.
In the interview we discussed his 2012 decision and what his criteria will be on getting in the race. He mentioned two things – his internal compass, whether or not he feels compelled to get into the race and whether or not they’ll be able to raise the funds to complete as that was something they struggled with in 2008.
We also discussed what role a Christian should play in politics since there is a debate among evangelicals as to how involved we should be. Be sure to watch the whole interview (it’s less than six minutes) below:
If you live in the Des Moines area you can catch this interview along with interviews with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Congressman Bob McEwen, Christian Researcher & Pollster George Barna, and Historian David Barton, founder of Wallbuilders on KTIA Radio. Just tune in today between 12:00p – 1:00p (CST) to 99.3 FM or 1260 AM.