Huckabee asks voters to focus on message not money.
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told
Granite State voters Wednesday that it is message, not money, that should be
the focus in the presidential election.
“I do hope that New Hampshire will continue its place, as will Iowa, as
those earlier filtering points so that candidates are going to have to go
and actually talk to voters and sell their ideas, and not just be able to
wave a checkbook around and say, ‘I have a lot of money,’” the presidential
While often a crowd favorite, Huckabee continues to trail his Republican
competitors by wide margins in the polls, and his third quarter fundraising effort, often an indicator of presidential support, was lackluster.
Speaking before a group of attorneys at a local Manchester firm, Huckabee reiterated
that if “instant credibility” was garnered by money, then the American people would be “the ultimate losers.”
- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla