This is one of the better answers for why a governor should become president I’ve ever heard - a very compelling and eloquent answer. This is how he scores points in debates - in this case, a well-spoken defense of federalism, a very deep Republican theme.
He simply speaks in terms people relate to. He makes sense.
Related: Watch Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul debate the Iraq war
– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider
Who are you are you paid by Huckabee?
you sure love Huckabee dont ya
Sorry nice try Huck, but we all know your going for the VP position.
To me Huckabee won this debate. McCain thinks too highly of himself and thinks because he's a war hero, he should be our President. I'm still not convinced.
Bill, ready to be baptised for Huck yet?
Huckabee clearly won the debate. Great answers, well-spoken, a true connection with people. It's surprising he doesn't get more votes.
Why hasn't Huckabee been able to go further. He's the best candidate out there and can be every bit as visionary and inspiring as Mr. Obama. I think he's great. It's very frustrating!
Huckabee is clearly ending the debate on top. He's the most composed and has the best responses.
So why didn't CNN give him as much air time as McCain and Romney? Huckabee and Paul were treated like dirt compared to McCain and Romney.
I am voting for Huck, he knocked it out of the box! Clear thinker! Best communicator since Regan!
well just look at his final comments he does it better than anyone else and seems to be at least honest about it.
thats your idea Bill, stop being on one side..... this is a open discusion to help aware americans who want to on here...
you are not intitled as a reporter to give your own ideas...
let us respond...
I just cannot forget his other statements...
the Confederate flag comment in the south
the America should follow Biblical law answer...
He scares me
He looked great tonight, President Reagan would be proud of his statements and actions
Huckabee is a smart man. It is too bad the American public cannot see that. He talks straight, and makes comments that actually matter to improving our country.
Maybe he just love 'Straight Talk'
Iam people and i dont relate
Very inspiring way to end the debate by Huckabee. He should definitely be a Vice-Presidential choice. Reagan would have been proud.
Huckabee is by far the best candidate.
And Huckabee's icing on the cake was his answer to the last question about a Reagan endorsement. He started with very appropriate humility and proceeded to paint with a broad uplifting brush just as Reagan would have done, rather than with slaps at others (McCain's approach) and too many details (Romney's approach).
huckabee, mccain, and romney are masters at saying exactly what they think the public wants to hear. Real schmoozers!!!
Sense to who? Do we need another ex-governor of Arkansas running the country?
Schneider, you suck.
Schneider is pushing for Huckabee because he knows H can't possibly beat the Dems. Typical CNN bull.