October 23rd, 2009
03:43 PM ET
13 years ago

Huckabee to visit Iowa and South Carolina

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/23/art.huckrubio.cnn.jpg caption="Huckabee's book tour will take him to two crucial primary states."](CNN) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will visit the key Republican primary states of Iowa and South Carolina next month during a tour to promote his new holiday-themed book.

The Fox News talk show host has planned a three-stop swing through Iowa on Nov. 8 - one day after another potential 2012 candidate, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, is scheduled to speak at an Iowa Republican Party event in Des Moines.

Huckabee plans to visit book stores in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines to promote the book, "A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories that Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit." The former presidential candidate has returned to Iowa several times since his win in the Iowa caucuses in January 2008, most recently to raise money for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats.

Later that week, on Nov. 13, his book tour takes him to the conservative South Carolina upstate, where he'll sign copies of the book in Greenville and Spartanburg.

Also on Huckabee's calendar: five stops in Florida and one stop in evangelical-heavy western Michigan

Filed under: Iowa • Mike Huckabee • South Carolina
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. katiec

    Noticed he is going to states that support the radical right wing religious extremists.
    And, he works for FOX. That says it all.

    October 23, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. JEAN - ATL

    Just what they need in SC, another intolerant conservative voice.

    October 23, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  3. Who put the twit in twitter? Sarah!

    Sheezaam Aunt Bea ! I'm from Michigan. Maybe I'll go look him up when he's here. Then after that maybe I'll mail a check to Sarah Pac ! Bwahahahahahah !

    October 23, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    South Carolina huh, that otta raise the political IQ here about 2 points.
    Idiots keeping company.

    October 23, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. Grandma Jo

    I am from Iowa – my opinion is you should stay home.

    October 23, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  6. Garland

    Gee, why don't we just all run for an office, then we can write a book and make millions! Another thing, if Huckabee is an ex preacher, why doesn't he care about Health Care for all? Isn't that the Christian thing to do? He has been bought by the GOP!

    October 23, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  7. Moderate Democrat

    Executives at Fox have had such success with their news segment, it has prompted them to pursue a new series. Watch for "Lie to Me" coming this season! Unlike their news, however, the story lines are more believable!

    October 23, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  8. Rosebud

    C-I-N-O Conservative in name only... its a front. What ever happened to conservation? These neo-cons are no better than the Taliban.

    October 23, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  9. We Won Get Over It

    All these different and many republicans running around campaigning for republican candidates. They are having a fit because Obama is doing the same. Of course he is the president, but darn it I seem to remember bush burnt up the airwaves campaigning and fund raising. So shut up republicans about Obama you are doing the same.

    October 23, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  10. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    A joke.

    October 23, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  11. ThinkAgain

    Huckabee does not understand that our country is a nation of laws, founded upon the principles and ideals stated in the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments.

    In particular, he does not understand the First Amendment which clearly spells out a separation of church and state:

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"

    Huckabee wants to change the United States into a "Christian" theocracy.

    This is very un-American, and obviously makes him completed unqualified to be president.

    October 23, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  12. Fred

    I really like this Huckabee guy, if for no other reason than getting the liberals in a frothing-at-the-mouth frenzy.

    October 23, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. JF

    Who honestly gives a rat's pitootie??

    October 23, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  14. once upon a horse

    hey Huck make sure you wear your Joe Wilson "YOU LIE" t-shirt when you visit South Carolina.......I'm sure they will make you feel right at home there if you do.

    October 23, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  15. Dan

    Gomer Pile rides again!

    October 23, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  16. aberger

    KATIEC, don't look now its the dangerous Christians!!! Give me a break, I suppose you are going to tell me now that I cling to my religion and guns too since I live in Iowa. Those pro lifers sure are scary you don't have to tell me twice. As for Fox news, the liberals should stop pissing themselves when they hear someone contradict King Obama. Its Obama's white house that fears the system of checks and balances. Its obvious that the fear of Fox news comes from the White House's fear of confrontation with its failed policies, Perhaps the White House fears questioning when it comes to the radical left wing behaviors of its staffers, two of which claiming that the world trade centers where blown up by our own government. I guess I'm just an angry white guy racist though since I didn't vote for Obama and all.

    October 23, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  17. John

    Sanford, Wilson, Graham and now Huckabee. – YOU LIE !!
    Birds of the Same Feather Flock Together.
    These guys are Cheaters, Yellers and Racists.

    October 23, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  18. The Party of No = The Party of Nobody

    How about health insurance reform, Hick-abee?? Wouldn't that REALLY show the meaning of "christian values" and therefore the true meaning of Christmas??? Just another hypocrite trying to get over.

    October 23, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  19. kbcart

    Huckabee = Charlatan.

    Anyone who thinks the Flintstones was a reality show should not even be allowed to RUN for president.

    October 23, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  20. Southerner

    Nice, good for you Huckabee... Although, you will never be president.

    October 23, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  21. amy

    Forget it, Huckabee. You have shown your true bigoted ideals. You have already risen to your highest potential.

    October 23, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  22. bill

    he needs to change his name before we can take him seriously. Mike just won't do.

    October 23, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  23. Steve, New York City

    I sure as heck don't agree with all of Mike Huckabee's policy positions . . but in VERY SHARP contrast to many on the "right," he really seems like a genuinely nice guy (who is "genuinely" concerned for his fellow Americans). . .even if those Americans are physically/culturally/ideologically different from him.

    October 23, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  24. Maria - Proud Democrat

    Huckabee just seems too full of himself to really care about Americans.

    October 23, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  25. Jesse in Madison

    because Evangelical leaders are so understanding of the fact that the rest of the world lives differently from them! as if the world needs another judgemental leader! Huckabee would be a joke!

    October 23, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
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