Monday, October 22, 2007

Transcript: Mike Huckabee on 'FOX News Sunday'

Here is the transcript of Mike Huckabee being interviewed on FOX News Sunday, with Chris Wallace.

  • "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" HOST CHRIS WALLACE: Welcome back to Orlando where in just hours FOX News Channel will host the first-in-Florida Republican presidential debate.
    Joining us now from his home state of Arkansas before he gets on a plane to come down here, former Governor Mike Huckabee.
    Governor, they held a values voter summit of social conservatives this weekend in Washington, and let's take a look at the straw poll that they conducted.
    In the online contest, including those who attended the conference, Mitt Romney barely beat you by just 30 votes with all the others far behind.
    But in the poll of just those who actually attended the conference, you swamped the field with 51 percent of the vote.

I am glad that Chris Wallace pointed out this fact about the FRC poll.

  • Governor, are you now the social conservative's candidate for president?
  • FORMER ARKANSAS GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE: Well, I think I am. And, Chris, if you look at three things — the poll yesterday — overwhelming, 5-1 over the next contender — the values voter debate that was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida a few weeks ago — I got 64 percent of the vote there. The Palmetto Family Council straw poll was a similar event — overwhelmingly won there.
    So when the voters who consider themselves values voters are actually given the opportunity, overwhelmingly, I win those contests.
    And I think it is becoming clearer and clearer that this part of our party and our country wants somebody who is a hard-working, consistent conservative with some authenticity about those convictions.

Read the full transcript here.

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