I had a chance to run into former Arkansas Mike Huckabee at Rick Santorum’s tent as finished playing with The Crickets at the Santorum Straw Poll site.  I asked him about what it was like to attend not being a candidate himself and his thought on whether or not Texas Governor Rick Perry’s announcement would overshadow the Ames Straw Poll.

I personally think that Governor Perry could have maximized media attention by not announcing today. He would have been better off announcing at the fundraiser in Waterloo, IA instead. He’s a video of the reaction from those watching his speech in the Strong America Now tent at the Ames Straw Poll.

3 comments
  1. Shane… you got to meet governor Huckabee, and you 1) didn’t say hello from me and 2) didn’t plead with him to jump back into the race… ?

    How can you do that to me? I thought we were friends 🙁 😉 haha seriously, I’m mostly just sad that he never really seems to miss the race or anything. He’s got it all in terms of intelligence, character and charisma, but the stupid GOP establishment blocked him. 

    Maybe if the race comes down to Romney vs Perry, he’ll reconsider? Yeah I’m dreaming, but the world is too depressing without dreams. 

Comments are closed.

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

Iowa Independent Claims Huckabee Organization Still in Place

The Iowa Independent is reporting its own power rankings culled from “staff…

Mike Huckabee: The Sarah Palin Email Controversy

By Mike Huckabee You almost have to feel sorry for all the…

Dismissing McMullin is a Mistake

Adam Graham: In the volatility of the current election Evan McMullin’s campaign can’t be as easily discounted as some of the media would like to.

Rod Blum, David Young Lose Re-Election to Congress

Congressmen Rod Blum (R-Iowa) and David Young (R-Iowa) lost re-election while Iowa sent Congressmen Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) and Steve King (R-Iowa) back to DC.