Huckabee says he is going to win the GOP nomination one handshake at a time.
CONCORD, New Hampshire (CNN) – It may be wishful thinking, but White House hopeful Mike Huckabee thinks he can win the Republican Presidential nomination the old fashioned way: One vote at a time.
The former Governor of Arkansas says his one handshake at a time approach will ultimately win more votes than someone swooping in Hollywood-style like Fred Thompson - the former senator from Tennessee has taken the first steps towards an official White House run and is expected to formally enter the race next month.
Huckabee says Granite State voters are looking for consistency, not “what we might call the Mighty Mouse candidacy. You know: here I come to save the day. And in the end voters are not necessarily looking for Mighty Mouse to fly in, they are looking for somebody who stands their ground and goes the distance.”
Huckabee may have quite a distance to go. When it comes to polling, he stands at just two percent when averaging the latest national surveys.
Huckabee made his comments to reporters after meeting with employees at a small financial investment firm in Concord, New Hampshire’s capitol city.
- CNN Chief National Correspondent John King