Mike Huckabee says that he is still unsure whether or not he will run for president in 2016, but there is still speculation that he will. The former governor of Arkansas is a Republican who could help rally support for the seemingly failing political party. He ran as a presidential candidate for the 2008 election, ultimately losing the party nomination to John McCain.
I Heart Huckabee 2016 Presidential Candidate?Huckabee has a special kind of understanding about how to bridge the gap between being conservative and understanding the general populus. This is a quality that could give him an edge over other hopeful Republicans come 2015 when the presidential races for 2016 start to take off. He may have a leg up on the competition by already seeing that there needs to be an awakening of the economic balance in America, as well as a strong program to help manage healthcare. While many of his party members are struggling to combat current healthcare reform and tax laws for businesses, there needs to be members like Huckabee who can straddle both sides of the fence.
Will the campaign slogan for Huckabee hark back to a cult-comedy called “I Heart Huckabee“, which would potentially be a social media success? Or will he draw on more traditional campaigning? Some may see some humor in the possibility, but there certainly needs to be more Republicans with the ability to connect to all generations of voters if the party plans to rally support in coming elections and hang onto their seats in the government. As the country is starting to sway towards electing Democratic leaders, it will be vital for Republicans in 2014 as well as 2016 to stay in touch with their working class and financially struggling voters who need a voice in government to help right this situation before it goes more off course.
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I Heart Huckabee 2016 Presidential Candidate?