Huckabee in Springfield Friday; Talks to KSMU
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee was in Springfield Friday to promote his new book. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore spoke with the former governor by phone about the book, and about his unsuccessful bid for the presidency.
Huckabee's book is called, "Do the Right Thing." He said it is a look forward for the Republican Party to be able to "get the groove back."He said Republicans have lost their way; they are not governing effectively and not policing corruption, and are not showing clarity on bedrock issues consitutents expect a clear stance on.Huckabee said the biggest obstacle he faced in his unsuccessful bid for the presidency was a lack of money. He mentioned that there is too much emphasis on "who has the biggest bank account," rather than who has the best ideas.He said candidates are not considered as credible front-runners unless they have considerable money on hand.When asked if we will see his name on the ticket in 2012, he said it's way too early to think about it. Again, that was former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee joining me by phone. Huckabee was in Springfield for a book signing event at Barnes & Noble Booksellers on south Glenstone on Friday, November 21.