by brothers Dan & Dave Davidson – Governor Mike Huckabee is making his announcement about a 2012 presidential bid tonight on “The Huckabee Show” starting at 7 p.m. CST. There hasn’t been this much suspense to a decision since Lebron James told the world he was going to play for the Miami Heat on ESPN last fall.
Since yesterday when Huckabee shared his decision timing, most of the media have speculated that Huckabee would not run for president – and just like Lebron James, he would be taking his talents to Florida where Huckabee is building a new home. A blurb yesterday at TheIowaRepublican.com reflected this sentiment with the headline, “The Huck Stops Here?”
Even today discussing the possibilities of tonight’s announcement with prominent republicans you would recognize by name here in Iowa there are many who doubt and even deny there is a chance for a presidential announcement tonight. Our question is, “Why wouldn’t he?”
Some may think Huckabee supporters like ourselves may be foolish to think he will run, but we have already done the math on that risk and that is why we are still standing strong. If for some reason we are wrong and he does not run, we would rather have stood together when it was not popular than not ever taking a stand for what we believe in. So tonight for us there are no losers… Our internal motto has been, “Together let’s, have no regrets.”
While Governor Huckabee has been considering a potential 2012 presidential bid, his grassroots supporters started to mobilize in Iowa. Soon after two key staffers from Huckabee’s 2008 campaign team committed to other candidates, “Stuck On Huck” was reborn in Iowa on April 1st.
The true grassroots movement caught national media attention and has helped fill a natural void during Huckabee’s “decision time.” It has helped keep the Huckabee message positive while helping to build some momentum even before he announces his presidential intentions. The Iowa grassroots supporters are ready, willing and able to passionately fuel a second campaign – knowing that because Iowa has the first caucus – the “Huck Starts Here.”
“Radio Stuck On Huck” has been a weekly online radio show on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. CST. The nationwide show has attracted fervent Huckabee supporters from across the nation expressing their support for Huckabee’s vision for America. There will be a “Special Edition - Huckabee’s Decision” radio show tonight Saturday May 14th at 8 p.m. CST after the announcement – listen live at http://HuckRadio.com or listen via phone at (323) 693-3319 and call in with your reactions.
Stuck On Huck has also just published it’s first e-book, “More Than 57 Reasons Mike Huckabee Should Be President” – written, compiled, designed and photographed by brothers Dan & Dave Davidson, co-founders of Stuck on Huck and writers of this blog entry. The e-book is available as a free digital download for Mike Huckabee supporters to share with family and friends at HuckReasons.com.
The book also includes never before seen images of Huckabee and other themed photography. In the voice of an open letter and tone of an extended greeting card, the e-book includes letters and tributes to Huckabee to show him support. It is also for “Stuck On Huck” supporters to share on social media as a digital grassroots tool of mobilization.
Three weeks ago Stuck On Huck announced an exciting grassroots event Saturday, June 4th in Des Moines Iowa – the “Stuck On Huck Pledge Vote Rally.” Future Huckabee voters will be invited to travel to Des Moines and sign a “Pledge Vote” supporting Mike Huckabee.
The June 4th rally will also be a nationwide event with a live online streaming of the Des Moines meeting with simultaneous “Virtual House Party” gatherings invited from in all “57″ states. The hope for this event was to serve to fan the flames of passionate voters across the nation before a Summer announcement from Huckabee. Now that he is likely Supporters can pledge to attend this event in person or online with an RSVP at HuckRally.com.
The rally will be held at the American Institute of Business College (2500 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321 ) on Saturday June 4th, 2011. Doors open at 1:30pm and starts at2 p.m. – but keep in mind if coming from the north there is a detour that will influence your trip. No doubt new information will develop about this event in the coming weeks.
photos by Dan & Dave Davidson
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