Huckabee Contends Iowa Is Up For Grabs

(Urbandale, IA) Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Iowa Caucus winner Mike Huckabee stopped by the Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale for a campaign stop on Sunday afternoon. This stop was one of many being made in Iowa this week and through the month of January as the Huckabee campaign launched an aggressive 150 event schedule in the final weeks leading up to the Iowa Caucus. Huckabee, citing an internal poll his campaign took of 5000 Iowans, stated that 75% have yet to make up their minds. He spent 45 minutes in a town hall style meeting hosted by the Bull

Mike Huckabee’s Moral Clarity

Mike Huckabee’s super PAC is launching a half million dollar ad buy in Iowa for a new 30 second spot, “Moral Clarity.” Its black and white cinematography reminds Iowa voters that he is a man they can trust on life, marriage, and religious liberty — all true.  He comes from Hope, Arkansas, to offer new hope to Iowans based on biblical values: Less attractively, the Huckabee super PAC is allying with the Branstad coalition in Iowa to make ethanol subsidies the key to the next President of the United States and to echo Marco Rubio’s attack on Ted Cruz on immigration.

The Worst Argument for Common Core Ever!

From Fortune magazine come two stories about the saga of Common Core and the presidential candidates’ approach to the national standards. One piece identifies four candidates — Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee — who have flipped from supporting to opposing the national standards. Bush really shouldn’t be listed here, because the only change he’s made is to stop using the term “Common Core” when describing what he supports. In any event, note that all of these candidates focus primarily on the federal involvement in pushing the standards. They seem to think that if the feds would bow

Huckabee Defends Anti-Cruz Ad on Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee appeared on “Fox News Sunday” yesterday, where he was asked by host Doug McKelway about a recent ad attacking Ted Cruz on his recent comments on same-sex marriage. You can watch Huckabee’s full appearance and read the transcript below: DOUG MCKELWAY:  Governor, you have been accused of selectively and deceptively editing what Cruz said at that private fund-raiser in New York last summer. The Washington Post, The Fix pointed out that after the Cruz said no in that comment, he quickly expanded on the point, quote, “No, I would say defending the Constitution is a

How Common Core Killed Conventional GOP Candidates

I wanted to piggy back on what Paul wrote last week about an article written by Fred Barnes in The Weekly Standard. Barnes said that governors making the best presidential candidates is conventional unwisdom. I agree. The crop of candidates who are governors or were previously governors have demonstrated time and time and time again that they will put pragmatism above principles. One such instance is with the Common Core State Standards. Barnes notes that this is a serious problem for the remaining governors in 2016: A serious problem for Republican governors has been all but ignored by the media

Six Candidates Pledge to Sign First Amendment Defense Act Within First 100 Days

American Principles Project has joined together with Heritage Action for America, the action arm of the Heritage Foundation, and FRC Action, the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, to invite each of the candidates running for President to sign the following pledge: If elected, I pledge to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) and sign it into law during the first 100 days of my term as President. So far, six candidates have signed the pledge: Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) Dr. Ben Carson Carly Fiorina Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) Former

Huckabee Prioritizes FADA Passage in Interview on EWTN News

Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) appeared on the second episode of “Candidate Conversations 2016” yesterday on EWTN News. This was the second of several interviews with 2016 candidates conducted by Robert P. George, Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and founder of American Principles Project. “Candidate Conversations 2016” is the first program of its kind — a series of televised one-on-one interviews with presidential candidates, specifically targeted to Christian voters. Professor George sits down for one-on-one discussions with the candidates on important topics including religious liberty, marriage, life, the dignity of the person, restoring prosperity and economic opportunity, education, immigration, and

WATCH THIS: What Is the Greatest Moral Threat to America?

Last Friday, seven GOP presidential candidates (Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum) descended on Iowa for The FAMiLY Leader’s Presidential Family Forum.  At one point during the event, each candidate was asked for their view on what constitutes “the greatest moral threat” to America.  You can watch their responses below: FRANK LUNTZ: In two or three sentences, and then we’re going to explore it: what is the greatest moral threat — not economic, not national security — what is the greatest moral threat facing America today? MIKE HUCKABEE: The greatest moral