Mike Huckabee
Michael "Mike" Dale Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas
Arkansas is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Its name is an Algonquian name of the Quapaw Indians. Arkansas shares borders with six states , and its eastern border is largely defined by the Mississippi River...

 from 1996 to 2007. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries
Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2008
The 2008 Republican presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Republican Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 U.S. presidential election...

, finishing second in delegate count and third in both popular vote and number of states won (behind both John McCain
John McCain
John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election....

 and Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
Willard Mitt Romney is an American businessman and politician. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.The son of George W...

). He won the Iowa Republican caucuses
Iowa Republican caucuses, 2008
The 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses took place on January 4, 2008. The Iowa Republican caucuses are an unofficial primary, with the delegates to the state convention selected proportionally via a straw poll...

. Huckabee exited the race as McCain became the presumptive Republican nominee after winning the delegate winner-take-all states of Florida, California, and New York State.

Huckabee is the author
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 of several best selling books, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, musician
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 and a public speaker.

Regarding the wikipedia:FairTax|FairTax proposal -- "It's the best proposal that we ought to have because it's flatter, it's fairer, it's finite, it's family friendly. And instead, we've had a Congress that spent money like John Edwards at a beauty shop," he said. - Republican presidential candidate debate in Johnston, Iowa. 12/12/07

When our founding fathers put their signatures on the Declaration of Independence, those 56 brave people, most of whom by the way were clergymen, they said that we had certain inalienable rights given to us by our Creator. - Republican debate on 10/21/07 :Speech to the Family Research Council|FRCAction's Washington Briefing (22 September 2006)

We ought to be people of compassion. And being people of compassion means we deny ourselves, and our self centeredness.

We need to get past the paperwork and to the people.

The simplest way to an act of Fair Tax. That is the first thing I would love to do is put the IRS out of business and quit wasting the 10 billion dollars it costs to operate. If we had a fair tax it would eliminate all the various taxes hidden in our system it would be a revenue neutral its the best proposal we need to have. It's fairer, Flatter, and family friendly we had congress spend money like John Edwards was in a beauty shop.

People who are tired of K Street corruption and Wall Street greed are ready for Main Street Values.

We've become so polarized we've become paralyzed.

Every single one of us as Americans need to remember that freedom did not come free, as we get on our knees tonight, thank God we live in a country where people are trying to break into, and not a country people are trying to break out of.