March 5th, 2009
04:18 PM ET
9 years ago

Huckabee will return to South Carolina for Fair Tax rally

Huckabee's campaign faltered in South Carolina last January.

Huckabee's campaign faltered in South Carolina last January.

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee will travel to the early primary state of South Carolina in April to make an appearance at a rally for Fair Tax supporters, who helped energize to his underdog presidential bid when he adopted the tax proposal into his campaign platform.

The rally will take place in downtown Columbia on Tax Day, April 15, according to the Fair Tax web site.

The trip will mark Huckabee’s second trip to South Carolina since the general election ended. The former Arkansas governor did a multi-city tour of the state in December to promote his new book.

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soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. arithmetic is liberal

    fair tax = Orwellian newspeak

    If you want a fair tax, then start taxing the people who are benefitting the most from living and investing in the US. (notice I didn't say WORKING)

    March 5, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. hadelaide

    Besides Myrtle Beach and Charleston where the rich inhabit, what does SC have? He should be leading a campaign to elevate SC from the bottom of the list in everything and reduce unemployment. Goodness, all these people care about is free publicity.

    March 5, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. Ty m ands

    I guess the rush to de-throne the Rush is on.
    Let the games begin, sit back and enjoy the canibalism, mindless chanting about socialism and fascism, some big jiggely biggely bouncing at a podium, a bit of strutting & wink-wink, and end with jug-head Joe. The reality show Fox really bets on.

    Of course we don't have any idea who is the next clown might be who will take the mantel of social hypocrasy to a new level of absurd.
    All hail the Gop.

    March 5, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  4. Watchful Cowboy

    I like what Mr. Huckabee has to say – straight thinking and straight talking. Do the right thing is the theme and I like how he feels we need to move away from big government.

    March 5, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA


    March 5, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. C.J. Williams

    A little Early to be running for President isnt it HUCK?

    March 5, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. Charlie in Maine

    I still think Fred Thompson ang Mike Huckabee should have been the Republican ticket in 2008 maybe 2012. "Huck and Tom" they might have taken Missori any way

    March 5, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  8. Dave

    Oh boy, Mr. Fair Tax again? This from the guy that was nicknamed Tax Hike Mike when he was our governor. What a joke. And he had the audacity to accuse Romney of flip-flopping. Go away.

    March 5, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  9. Shawn

    LOL @ Mike Huckleberry.

    Republicans have no viable candiates for 2012. Hey...maybe their Master, fatfaced drug addict and felonious anti-American traitor Rush Limbaugh will run!

    March 5, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  10. Carl

    Ron Paul And Mike Huckabee do have one thing right:

    the IRS should be removed and the FICA tax banned for the rest of time. It's just one more way to take away money from people...

    March 5, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  11. Jeff in Illinois

    On this one, me and Huck agree. The only problem is, we will need to deal with a complete and total collapse of an economy completely dependent upon rampant consumerism. I'm all for it, unfortunately, there are a lot of people who would not be.

    March 5, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  12. Ellie

    Republicans LOVE them the south. Does that surprise anyone? Huckabee needs to get on with his life, his party is "flat lining" big time.

    The RNC is calling for Micheal Steele to resign, Rush Limgaugh is about to royally SCREW the GOP in his attempts to save his radio base which dropped from 20 million to 13 million!!!

    There have been serious "warning signs," but the GOP and RNC both turn a deaf, dumb and blind's eye to the signs. They continue to bury their heads in the sand. It's unbelievable. How does anyone TRUST the GOP to lead our country when all they seem to be focused on is "chasing their own tails!!!" It's like trusting a convicted thief and look surprise when he robs you behind your back!! These cats are NOT credible, they have NOT earned the trust of the American people. TRUST is earned, it's not a God-given right.

    March 5, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  13. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    I have yet to figure out what's "fair" about taxing different people different amounts for the same government. Yeah, the so-called "Fair Tax" is less unfair than the so-called "progressive" tax, but it's still not fair.

    When you buy a loaf of bread or a car, they don't demand to know how much money you made last year and charge you a percentage of that. Everyone pays exactly the same price, and there's no good reason for government to do it any differently. Aren't we all "equal under the law?' Or are we all equal except when it comes to paying the bills?

    A truly fair tax would be a simple one to compute: divide the expected revenue by the population–the result is what every individual owes.

    March 5, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  14. J-Syxx

    Let's get it straight, it's the Poor Tax not the "fair" tax. It moves the burden of paying taxes from the rich to the poor. That's the entire reasoning behind this scheme. I don't think Pastor Huckabee is that great of a Christian if he wants to punish the poor like that.

    March 5, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  15. ines


    March 5, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  16. fred

    Under the pic, it says Huckabee's campaign faltered.....Actually It did very well. Fred Thompson just woke up for a few days to steal a few votes from him before dropping out.

    I'm a fan of the fair tax.

    March 5, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  17. David

    WHY! Go pop some corn.

    March 5, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  18. chris.d

    so wat who care

    March 5, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  19. Armando

    I like fair tax.

    March 5, 2009 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  20. Freed_From_W

    Will he please stay there?

    March 5, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  21. paul

    Where were all these diehard Republican zealots during the Bush era for the past 8 years....we have a 550 billion federal contractor budget that Bush increased 2 fold during his Republican cried foul then and NO Republican even attempted to fight against any Bush monetary policies.

    These Republicans are bunch of ZEALOTS....fanatic, radical, warlike, maniac, nut, radical and ultra extremist in their views WHICH ARE NOT THE VIEW OF THE AMERICAN MAJORITY!!!

    March 5, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  22. Hannah

    Go Huckabee! We've got to get this Fair Tax into the public eye again! This is exactly what our economy needs! This is the best time ever for Americans to reconsider this idea. Anyone interested in this Fair Tax, go to to learn more. This idea allows consumers to pay taxes on what they BUY; instead of on what they MAKE. So, if you are a very wealthy person buying a yacht, your tax percentage will remain the same, but will be alot of $$$. If you are poor and only buying diapers, the $ will be very little. This is FAIR!! Go Huckabee!!

    March 5, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  23. Wayne, Greenville TX

    I'd rather see Mike Huckeberry return to obscurity........

    March 5, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |

    *shrug* we all know this is just another KKK rally.

    March 5, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  25. FreeNLovIt

    Our country needs us to pay taxes. We expect the government to know how to spend, but we must also do our part of paying what is needed to keep this country afloat.

    March 5, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
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