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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 2:13 pm 
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An article well worth the read:

In new run, can Mike Huckabee recapture 2008 momentum?

By Byron York | May 3, 2015

The first time former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced he was running for president, on Jan. 28, 2007, he did it on "Meet the Press." Doing so had two advantages. One, it reached the political junkies who watched what was then the leading Sunday talk show. And two, it was really cheap, which was helpful for a campaign with no money.

That was then. Now, Huckabee, having sat out the 2012 race while making a good living and keeping his hand in public affairs as host of a popular Fox News weekend program, is set to announce a second presidential candidacy in a dramatically different way. The difference says a lot about Huckabee 2007 versus Huckabee 2015.

Huckabee will announce in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas. Like the "Meet the Press" rollout, that has two advantages. One, it showcases the now-prosperous Huckabee's humble origins. And two, it juxtaposes Huckabee with likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Hope being legendarily associated with Bill "Man from Hope" Clinton.

Unlike the bare-bones 2007 announcement, this time Huckabee's nascent campaign has reserved a block of rooms for reporters in a downtown Little Rock hotel, arranged a dinner for the press the night before the announcement, chartered a bus to take reporters the 115 miles from Little Rock to Hope, set up a filing center, provided for television coverage needs, and more. In other words, this time Huckabee is doing it like a real campaign, with money and everything.

The only question is, will voters like big campaign Huckabee the way they liked campaign-on-a-shoestring Huckabee? The old Huckabee won the Iowa caucuses and seven other states in 2008. Can Huckabee improve on that in 2016? If so, how?


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