Saturday, October 6, 2007

Huckabee Seeks National Fundraising Chairman

This is all over the blogosphere, but I thought I would also post this.

  • Little Rock (AP) - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is looking for someone to coordinate fundraising for his presidential campaign.
  • Huckabee says campaign finance laws and a failing within his own campaign are behind his poor fundraising record. He hopes to fix things by recruiting a national finance chairman.
  • Huckabee says he wants to hire someone who isn't a slick, fast-talker--and he wants the person to believe in Huckabee's campaign.
  • Huckabee raised about $1 million this summer for his GOP presidential campaign, 10% of the total of front-running rivals Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, and 20% of the total of little-known Representative Ron Paul of Texas.
  • The former Arkansas governor said he's raised enough money to stay competitive and build on the momentum from a second-place finish in Iowa's straw poll and a modest rise in polls.
  • But he acknowledges that he's off to a slow start on money, saying the problem is that he hasn't had a national campaign chairman overseeing fundraising efforts. Huckabee blames campaign finance laws that he says favor rich candidates and Washington incumbents.[source: KATV]

The reason I wanted to post this here on my blog is to give my take on the section I put in bold. This is very telling of what kind of gentleman Mike Huckabee is. Mike Huckabee is not a slick fast-talker. So wouldn't it make sense that the Fundraising Chairman he hires would emit those some characteristics?

The thing that attracted me, and others, to this campaign is that finally there is an honest decent candidate out there. Someone who believes in the American Dream, as oposed to his own personal power trip dream. If he was to hire some slick used car salesman dude that would turn off a lot of people that came to Mike Huckabee looking for honesty, in the first place.

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