He's a former baptist preacher who doesn't seem to fit the mold of typical politician. He's not like Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney. Yet he's not as off the beaten path as Ron Paul.
I like Huckabee because of his conservative stances on a wide array of issues. One of the more popular ones are his belief that the IRS has outlived its usefulness. A fair tax proposal is something I've been in favor of since taking tax accounting classes as a student at Western Kentucky University.
But my fellow contributors at the Affect want more. What's THEIR motivation for voting for Mike Huckabee? Look no further...
Huckabee is also hitting the campaign trail with a pair of zany endorsements, talking up the celebrity support he’s earned from actor Chuck Norris and wrestler Ric Flair, who plans to travel with Huckabee to South Carolina Nov. 24.
And he's using the offbeat endorsements to draw donors to the Web site. On the site is a television ad that is also airing this week in Iowa, where Norris and Huckabee trade riffs on the long line of Chuck Norris jokes that play on his tough-guy image.
“My plan to secure the border? Two
words; Chuck Norris,” Huckabee says in the ad.
Answering back, Norris says, “Mike Huckabee’s a lifelong hunter, who’ll protect our second amendment rights.”
The tongue-in-cheek ad drew criticism from GOP opponent Fred Thompson’s campaign. Spokesman Todd Harris said it demonstrated Huckabee “has confused celebrity endorsement with serious policy.”