Huckabee's top title
March 11th, 2011
10:29 AM ET
11 years ago

Huckabee's top title

(CNN) - Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will soon hit the best-seller list.

The former Arkansas governor's new book, "A Simple Government," will debut in the number two spot on the Hardcover Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous Best-Seller List to be published March 20th, according to the Times.

Huckabee, who ran for president in the 2008 election, has said he will not decide on another White House bid until the summer.

Two other political books, also authored by Fox News commentators, will land on the same list. "Revolt!: How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs," by Eileen McGann and political pundit Dick Morris will take the third spot and Republican strategist Frank Luntz's book "Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary" will appear sixth on the list.

The March lists from the Times are based on a sales period from February 27th to March 5th.

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  1. Sniffit

    "A Simple Government,"

    Translation: "Pathologically Wishful Thinking For Dummies"

    March 11, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  2. Sniffit

    "Revolt!: How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs,"

    Translation: "If You Don't Know What Socialism Is Clap Your Hands!"

    March 11, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  3. Sniffit

    "A Simple Government"

    Translation: "Pathologically Wishful Thinking fo Dummies"

    March 11, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  4. kds562

    Simple Government written by a simple mind.

    March 11, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  5. Sniffit

    "Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary"

    Step 1: Purchase your congresscritter and an executive branch member or two through campaign donations and massive spending on advertisements mischaracterizing and smearing his opponent's positions.

    Step 2: Donate millions secretly to 503(c)(4) organizations and the Chamber of Commerce who will demagogue anything that helps the middle-class or requires corporate ethics, responsibility or an equitable contribution to society.

    Step 3: Pay your purchased congresscritters and perhaps some executive branch people to roll back labor rights to the early 20th century and to eviscerate the budgets of regulatory agencies that prevent you from abusing workers, the environment, investors, shareholders, etc.

    Step 4: Convince everyone that it's not your fault they have been struggling to get by on the same salary for 30+ years while your share of America's wealth and assets grew've haven't been ripping them off on their salaries for 30+'s really the fault of their blue collar middle-class neighbor who works for the government and is struggling in the very same manner.

    Step 5: Pay a SCOTUS Justice millions of dollars through his loudmouth wife.

    Step 6: ...

    Step 7: #winning.

    March 11, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  6. Matt

    Is he going to explain in his book why let a career criminal out of prison so he could murder 4 police officers?

    March 11, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  7. W l Jones

    Some party member want only a socialist goverment upper class where wealth past down to family an amonst them self. Barred middle class just the poor.

    March 11, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. Half term Quitter hides behind Facebook and Twitter

    SImple Govt. by a Simpleton for Simpletons. Learn things such as: lie and lie some more and cover it up by saying you mis-spoke, boy scouts and me, how to be a good Christian when it's convenient, pardoning dangerous individuals - it's easier than you think, single mothers: how they are satan in disguise.

    March 11, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. A keen observer

    Has the Huckster been reduced to Palin status?

    March 11, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. lynn

    Can't wait to read the chapter on his love affair with illegals in Arkansas, including selling a State owned building for $1, to the Little Rock Mexican Consulate. Free OB/GYN check-ups for the illegals ladies, come one, come all. How many prisoners did he parole, I forget, actually the highest number of any other governor. And didn't one of them go on to murder 4 policemen and do some rapes along the way?

    March 11, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Huckabee hasn't said such nice things about women, but have you seen his wife, maybe that's why, can't tell them apart.

    March 11, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  12. sammieb51

    Run for office? I think not - he'll set up the same deal Newt is setting up, some sort of fund-raising organization that takes in funds that he can administer however he wants and as long as he doesn't ever officially toss his hat in the ring, the money is his to spend however he wants. Newt's fund-raising organization took in $14M last election cycle and since he never officially put his name on the ballot, he was able to spend $13.8M however he wanted to. Don't donate to a candidate until they have filed the paperwork folks, its a huge scam.

    March 11, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. Marie MD

    I am going to write a silly book also and make sure ot automatically hits the number two spot before it's even in e bookshelves.
    I'll write sbouy cnn's continued dumb stories about huckster and his son who tortures and kills animals (but unlike vick doesn't do kaio time) and all the rethugd on that joke list wanting to be president and, of course, cnn's obsession with the imbecilic moron from AK. Never mind, we are all sick and tired of hearing about all these losers. It is NOT news anymor!!!!

    March 11, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  14. demogal

    I may read them, under the philosophy of "know thy enemy." But I won't buy them–not one penny to Huckabee or Dick Morris from me.

    March 11, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  15. ThinkAgain

    Mike Huckabee: A legend in his own mind.

    March 11, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. GI Joe

    He spreads lies. He has set up $$$$$$ as his God.

    No thanks.

    March 11, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  17. Video Guy

    Another book from a simple mind. How many of these door stop will the tea party fools buy?

    March 11, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  18. Kevin

    I thought he was laying on the floor for a minute.

    March 11, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  19. tony

    A even simpler mind. It's the driven fools who endanger everyone else's lives. I better he thinks the Japanese response to their earthquake should be privatized and handled by missionaries.

    March 11, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  20. T'sah from Virginia

    TRENDING: Palin: Wisconsin union bosses 'acting like thugs'

    Palin wants to "stay above the rhetoric" but yet calling people THUGS put you right at that level. Would any President say this???

    HUCK-A-BYE – it's all about writing a book and getting it sold – it's NOT about being our president. Keep up the good work!!

    March 11, 2011 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  21. LouAZ

    Why would anyone think this baptist preacher would or could know how the run the worlds second largest (largest is the catholic church) business, the US Government ?

    March 11, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  22. Emerson

    I'm sure that Huckahick wil have some real simple answers for that segment of the population that believes that if you just close your eyes and click you heals and say "I wish it was 1955" it will happen.

    March 11, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  23. thomas

    What a salesman this guy is ,
    he's marketing himself as a openminded leader , he's a dinosaur who sells fear to the ignorant !
    Thats what happens when your rock band can't play rock and roll .
    He's a looser baby !

    March 11, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  24. DisgustedReader

    This is the lowest of lows. Useless politicians "writing" books and offering no suggestions other than Biblical rhetoric. Shameful.

    March 11, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  25. Debbie from Arizona

    Huckabee should stick to writing books, because he is so totally unqualified to lead our country. His comments over the past few weeks show him to be nothing but a man who panders to the birthers and the social conservatives of this country. I used to find him personally likable, but after his radio interview and then garbage regarding single moms, I have lost any respect I had for this guy.

    March 11, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |