help you get to know Governor Huckabee

Today I wanted to email you about someone I have known for a number of years. He is a comedian at heart, a pretty good bass player, a real honest to goodness hunter, a baptist minister and the former Governor of Arkansas. His name is Mike Huckabee and he is running for President of the United States.

Two weeks ago, I had the good fortune to travel with the Governor to Iowa. He was very well received. His forthrightness and his amazing ability to connect with people in a real and meaningful way is something to see. In my opinion, he deserves your consideration, because I am confident he has what it takes to be the next President of the United States.

So to help you get to know Governor Huckabee a little bit better, I have asked him to draft a note to you, which I have included below. I also ask that you consider supporting his campaign.

Paul

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Thank you Paul. I appreciate the introduction and the very generous comments.

Recently, as I was traveling the country and meeting with voters, a Dallas businessman asked me why I was running, I replied "I don't want to wake up in 20 years and ask myself why I didn't do more to make America a better and safer place."

I've had many moments the past 2 months when I wondered if it was worth it---once while eating for the first time in 6 days on a real plate with real tableware and not airport food on paper plates with plastic utensils I asked myself "why?" Then I thought about how much this country has done for me and how important it is that we do for it.

Unlike most other campaigns, I’m not paying loads of “high powered consultants” to tell me what to say and when to say it. It’s just not that hard when you speak from the heart and hold true to your core values. I don’t need someone to go on TV and convince people that I’m a conservative, pro-life, pro-family advocate. I don’t need to pay a pollster to tell me that Americans are looking for a candidate who believes, as I do, that government shouldn't rob its citizens with excessive taxes, unnecessary regulation, frivolous litigation. It’s part of my fiber. I’ve proven my leadership in the Governor’s office and with your help will do so again from the White House.

I know there are plenty of "doubting Thomases" who are skeptical of my chances to become President, but you need to know THE REST OF THE STORY.

In a recent poll of Iowa GOP county chairs, I finished ahead of so-called "front-runners" Rudy Guiliani and John McCain in their picks of who they feel is "ahead." That's despite the millions others have spent hiring and organizing and with my limited visits so far there. We are gaining serious traction in New Hampshire---a recent visit saw packed audiences who enthusiastically joined our team, with one long-time veteran of numerous political campaigns in the Granite State saying that she hadn't seen that kind of enthusiasm and interest in years. In South Carolina, Mrs. Carroll Campbell, widow of the late Governor Carroll Campbell, and without a doubt the most respected political family in the Palmetto State has agreed to be our honorary chair, and her son Mike will head up our operations there and serve as senior national advisor.

We get great feedback from national media appearances ranging from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to Meet the Press with Tim Russert and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. The message of my book, "From Hope to Higher Ground," is getting positive reviews and reactions as a truly different kind of approach to the problems we face as a nation.

Now, I need you to take an extraordinary step.

I ask that you invest in my campaign for President by making a contribution of $25, $50, $75, $100 or even $500 in support of our efforts. We’ve made your participation as simple and secure as possible. Just click here and you’ll be on my campaign website's secure server where you may make an immediate contribution.

If you are not able to make a contribution to my campaign at this time, but you are interested in learning more about campaign, I encourage you to sign up for my email updates by clicking here.   Please let me hear from you today.

With deep gratitude

Mike Huckabee

   Mike Huckabee