Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is making stops in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia today on behalf of State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign for attorney general.
Huckabee, at his first stop in Chesapeake, spoke glowingly of Cuccinelli as a principled conservative and ardent defender of the life movement.
“One of the reasons I’m here today is because of Ken’s unwavering commitment to every single human life from the moment of its conception to its actual conclusion,” said Huckabee. “If a person is not committed to defending our basic principle of our right to life, they will not understand our right to liberty or our right to pursue happiness.”
Huckabee also stressed that the attorney general will be facing several legal challenges over the next four years, including likely challenges of Virginia’s marriage amendment due to Iowa permitting same-sex marriages. He said that Cuccinelli’s principled positions make him the best candidate to handle these and other constitutional issues that are likely to come up.
The former governor also spoke about the economic issues facing the country and yesterday’s tea parties. He mentioned that yesterday President Obama indicated that he was not aware of the 6 million-plus demonstrators across the nation.
“If the president is that blind to what’s happening on his front porch, then his choice of a Portuguese water dog was a bad decision — he should have gotten a guide dog,” Huckabee quipped.
He also was critical of the major networks being dismissive of the protests – saying that six code pink demonstrators at a hearing get more air time than six million “moms, dads, and small business owners” who take off from work and rearrange their schedules in order to make their voices heard to the government.
I was able to catch up with the governor briefly and asked him about the significance of Virginia nationally, his view on the tea parties, and his thoughts on 2012: