Saturday, September 8, 2007

Mike Huckabee was in Cobb County Georgia Comments on Mitt Romney's Audacious $20 Mil Comment

  • Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Saturday called on President Bush to veto excessive spending bills sent to him by the Democratic-controlled Congress in the next few weeks.
    "We've got to veto some spending bills if we're going to survive. We need the veto to call attention to the runaway spending that we have," Huckabee told Cobb County Republicans on his first campaign swing through the state.
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, shown speaking in Boston on Friday, told a Cobb County group Saturday that President Bush should veto budget bills.
    The former Arkansas governor and former Southern Baptist pastor is competing with rivals Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson for the conservative GOP base.
    Huckabee took aim at both men during several stops during the day — which included a biker bar in McDonough, where he participated in an event to raise money to aid families of overseas military.
  • He does admit his campaign is underfunded.
    But he accused Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, of putting a price tag on the race.
    "He said if I don't raise $20 million by the end of this month, that I need to get out of the race. It was basically putting a throw-down in front of me, saying it was all about the money," Huckabee said. "The United States and the presidency is not for sale. If it was, we'd just put it on eBay and auction it off."
    Huckabee's lack of funds has forced him into some imaginative campaigning.
    The morning event in Kennesaw was in a hanger at McCollum Airport — with Huckabee flanked by parked jets and prop planes. About 175 attended.
  • Huckabee's political message is aimed at a Republican base discouraged by a national GOP performance that has included scandal and overspending. Among current presidential candidates, Washington experience should be considered a disqualification, he said, because of congressional failure to address issues such as immigration and taxation.
I think that is awesome that Mike would interact with average Americans in a biker bar. Let's see Mitty-poo do that.
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