Huckabee: People are Looking for Authenticity in Candidates
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, (R-Ark.), on the Presidential campaign.
- Duration 6:48
- Date Aug 29, 2012
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, (R-Ark.), on the Presidential campaign.
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That there Romney.
Votes now they trusted because they probably -- regretting it right now to you know it was remarkable to me nearly kissed I've spoken -- many RNC.
I've never had such -- level.
As I did hear -- the Romney team and I was frankly expecting.
So not a day ever profusely.
Sure they drifted and hello they must -- restricting speeds with the rapid.
And statements but -- sixteen minutes into before you mentioned the tickets name.
You know I I don't -- that matter maybe -- -- you know just.
We're fearful that nobody would be awake enough to matter what I said that but I'm grateful for that because it showed the care they plan when I called big -- -- To recognize you know they've surrounded themselves with a lot of adults.
People who cared deeply about them and the country icing on wanna do this got -- hurt the Romney team I hope I didn't.
The most important thing I -- I -- it out there but you know there are a lot of social conservatives blitzer clear -- the credibility with the certainly.
Put at a place and they didn't they feel that yeah we can understand.
It's all about winning and and and think they could see all that but they -- -- -- cast aside yeah well not old bottle.
Let's face it when a person runs for the presidency.
Somebody's gonna win and several other people are gonna lose and you have to suck it up as -- well know.
And you have to accept that the people the chosen somebody else I'm not gonna really get famous lines -- and that's to tick -- setback in the I think seventies it would not be appropriate for me to say are treating here and it's a family films.
But it -- -- this is -- difficult to get out there on the stage.
And and I think and you look at the crowd governor would should -- I mean I don't.
It's above you know you know I don't Neil and Anna it's one -- -- -- I think people expect economic news and wound this -- -- -- I'm only been.
Mitt Romney's moment he's worked hard he's -- it he deserves it.
High -- has earned and he will have the full support of the Republican Party.
And he has mind not full and total support because this is an issue not about what I would call and when I tried.
You mentioned in his speech the small differences between various Republicans but about the vast difference between the platform.
And the kind of leadership that he's gonna be reversed his -- the leadership of Barack Obama for the past four years.
Now on its.
They've been a lot of mainstream media comments on this convention what is do you feel clearly Filipinos that figure -- Placido speakers governor.
I think one publication it said.
That's the only Latino lot of Republicans who declined to give verbal or more like no assurance and that is sizzle on the show and that them.
This is an elaborate here but just that how do you answer that produces.
The first of all let's be honest citizens show of course it is and next week is going to be a show in Charlotte that's what these things are.
There's no -- -- -- though it's okay -- supposed to go to San but I may come on there's there's no.
Mystery as to who's gonna get the nomination this isn't like the old -- sixties.
We now that's already been determined the delegates are picked up what it is it's an opportunity for the parties and the candidates.
To tell America who they are what they stand -- And you know when I was when I say that I sing it with with all the sense of left hander but also the sense of why not.
It's an important show Americans need to know who are these people what do they stand far.
And the political conventions give Americans an opportunity to listen very carefully and decide.
-- they think can lead this country.
It's like ability argue that I don't trivialize it all that much governor here's -- because we.
I think -- you can be the smartest guy in the room if you EU clueless.
Or then you're going to be isn't that stupid screw it up and sometimes the smartest man in the room -- -- -- -- about it also.
I don't minimize that but that's something apparently this ticket have to work on if you -- the -- How do you -- -- you don't like double.
You can't change your personality nor do I think that Canada should because then it looks in authentic and number one but everything else.
People are looking for authenticity in the people that are going to be the candidates the analogy that I use and I think it works is this.
If you're going into the.
The doctor for a routine checkup.
You want the doctor to sit down and chat fifty and talk about the kids and you know how razorbacks football is doing.
But you're really really sick.
You honestly are not interest -- so much in the doctor's bedside manner as you -- his confidence to treat your illness.
I think America's.
In the icu economically.
We're in the icu internationally.
And we need the best doctor we can get out and when people look at the choice here Mitt Romney clearly.
In the in the world of politics has the advanced degree in practicing political medicine but you know -- bedside manners a little of -- governor.
If you have a good water you could hear the patient's death you know and I'm wondering if that's part of the problem.
I think Mitt Romney is -- much in tune with the problems of this country.
The blue -- his past he's a guy who went into companies that we're in deep trouble.
He was able to analyze and understand them.
Bring them back to life and that's a real gift and is in -- what America needs somebody to go and feel the pulse the house -- we are.
And and understand after diagnosing this not just say -- somebody else's fault which is what we've had for four years but saying we're gonna make you better.
That's why I really believe when Americans start looking at this.
All the hope and change in the promises in the rhetoric we've had.
-- rise great but we're sick we need medicine it's got to work.
You know -- it about that it'll have an upfront or not I'm not a one right back over there.
-- -- -- -- Governor is a real pleasure as always look a joy to -- this sort of look at you like doing radio star NAFTA yeah I made him but he incidents that doing OK I did.