Huckabee NEWS!

How Huckabee Could Rock the 2008 Vote
By Charles MahtesianSunday, November 4, 2007; Page B03
"Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly," A.J. Liebling once famously noted. "They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch." But in the case of Mike Huckabee, the opposite might be true.

The farther this Baptist preacher-turned-presidential candidate gets from Little Rock, the more appealing he becomes. From the Manhattan studios of Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" to the Values Voter Summit in Washington, from the straw poll in Ames, Iowa, to a jam session with a high school jazz band in Concord, N.H., Huckabee has blended his faith and social conservatism into an appealing package -- one that's true to his evangelical roots yet somehow unthreatening to more secular audiences.
More: Washington Post

Rocking in from the right

An evangelical who loves to `turn it loose' on guitar, Huckabee is shaking up the GOP presidential field
Nov 03, 2007 04:30 AM Tim harper Washington bureau
WASHINGTON–He's a former Baptist minister who plays a pretty mean guitar.
He has the quickest one-liners of any Republican running for president, but skips the quips while bemoaning the "holocaust of liberalized abortion."

He's the second man from Hope, Ark., to chase the oval office (Bill Clinton was the first), but the only one to claim iconic tough guy Chuck Norris as a backer and to officially pardon Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

Mike Huckabee was, for months, a curiosity.

Now the 52-year-old former Arkansas governor finds himself running second in many of the polls in the key voting state of Iowa. He's a man with momentum nationally, and a candidate who has started to raise the kind of money that could move him comfortably into the top tier in the Republican field.
Full article from the Toronto Star

National Journal's Linda Douglass sat down with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. This is a transcript of their conversation.