The Republican Race '08 was invited to take part in a Blogger conference call Friday morning with Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) and one of his strong supporters former Governor David Beasley (R-South Carolina).
Governor Huckabee started off the phone conference thanking his wife for being such a saint. Friday was the Huckabee's 33rd Wedding Anniversary.
He also mentioned that he was head for Des Moines, Iowa this weekend to be the commencement speaker at Des Moines University.
He wanted to take a moment to remember all the countries service men and women, and reflected on what a great nation we live in. He finished off his opening comments by wishing everyone a happy Memorial Day and weekend.
I started off questioning asking Gov. Huckabee how important his growing support coming from the FairTax grassroots organization (a campaign with over 30,000 members) has been to his campaign.
He said that FairTax cannot endorse him, however he strongly endorses it.
It's clear to see that he has plans to revolutionize the U.S. Tax system, and supporters of the FairTax are quickly becoming supporters of Huckabee as well. In a FairTax.org poll over 42% said that Huckabee had the best plan for tax reform and that was almost twice the percentage of the second place candidate, Ron Paul, who had just of 22%. In the same poll 96% of voters think that an overhaul of the current tax system is "Very Important". (Results of the poll can be viewed by Clicking Here)
The other big question of the day was some what of a surprise. Kevin Tracy of KTracy.com asked Gov. Huckabee what his opinions were on legislation that would destroy "Net Neutrality" and give ISP's such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verison the power to pick and choose how website are viewed and at what speeds. (I still am not well rounded on this subject, however I encourage you to visit www.SaveTheInternet.com for further information.)
Gov. Huckabee was unfamiliar with the issue, as most of us are, but after a brief explanation by Kevin he quickly took a stand that Net Neutrality must be preserved.
Stay tuned, as soon as the audio recording from the conference call is released we will post it here on Republican Race '08.
Until then, have a happy Memorial Day weekend!