The emcee started off the meeting by calling Gov. Huckabee the “conservative in the Presidential race.” He characterized Gov. Huckabee as a man of faithfulness and he spoke on Mrs. Huckabee’s wonderful character.
David Beasley, former Governor of South Carolina, then got up and spoke for two minutes and a congressman from Georgia also spoke. Both men touched on the fact that “the Huckabee’s are the same people publicly as they are privately.”
Congressman Bob Ingles then got up and introduced Gov. Huckabee who came up and played the guitar to kick things off.
Huckabee started of by saying that the cause for his campaign was “people taking back the country.” He also mentioned that currently he is five points ahead in the entire country. Here are some of his quotes and main speaking points of his speech:
“It is not about whether the country is going left or right, but rather up or down and I was this country to go up.”
“I am going to fight for this next generation–I am going to fight for something like that rather than fighting against others running for President.”
“The greatest generation is unborn/not born yet….I want that to be so…I wanted to make this country better for your children, grandchildren.”
“I want to be an ‘elected servant.'”
“We should ‘keep money earned’…through a complete entire overhaul of the tax system.”
“Fifty percent of citizens are dissatisfied with tax.”
“I support the Fair Tax plan–it’s flat, fair, and family-friendly.”
“I want to make April 15th no different than April 14th or 16th!”
“This country’s borders need protection. I am thankful we live in a country that wants people to come here rather than living in a country where I would be fighting to leave. We live in a great country. We need to have order on the borders and seek to protect our country even more…There is a big problem when there is more security at the Greenville/Spartanburg Airport rather than on our borders.”
“Our country needs to have an obedience to the law and a respect for the police. I want to have a country where people greet police when they see them.”
“Generals are to run the war…not politicians.”
“Radical Islamists are after us and they hate us and they are not just going to go away.”
“We are funding both sides of the war on terror. When you put your credit card in at the pump, you are paying the terrorist.”
“Ten years from now, I would like to see us completely self sufficient as a country and providing for our vehicles.”
“Then we can tell the terrorists, we need your oil as much as we need your sand! And you can keep both.”
“80% of U.S. jobs are small business. I want a country where people are willing and able to start their own business if they desire to do so.”
“Our Founding Fathers were correct. Everybody is created equal!”
“Life is precious and life begins at conception…The U.S. rises and falls on how we treat one another…We need to value life!”
This is just a brief overview of Governor Huckabee’s speech last night. The auditorium was packed with nearly 1,100 people on a warm South Carolina night (one Furman University student actually passed out).
Overall it was a good meeting for Mike Huckabee and one that left an impression on all who were in attendance.