Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Media Meet Mike Huckabee

The Media this morning had the opportunity to meet Mike Huckabee at a special breakfast in Washington D.C. The breakfast was organized by the Christian Science Monitor.

While he is currently not regarded highly in the polls, Huckabee said that there is only one place to go, and that was up. He said there was no advantage to being in first place in the polls right now.

Huckabee said of his chances, that 4 out of the last 5 Presidents were former Governors. And that as Governor, he had the chance to deal with real issues, like health, transport and education, as well as balancing budgets.

On Foreign policy, while Huckabee admitted he didn't have the standard Washington type experience of some other candidates. But he said that neither did Ronald Reagan when he assumed the Presidency in 1981.

And Huckabee said that he was Commander in Chief in a State where 80% of the National Guard had been deployed overseas.

Huckabee hopes to stand in contrast to John McCain and Rudy Giuliani by emphasising his stance on social conservative issues.