[Guest post by DRJ]
Mike Huckabee had fun with a big crowd of supporters in Des Moines Tuesday night:
“Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) put on a show here Tuesday night, and, in what could be a good sign for his campaign, he had a huge crowd to perform for. Huckabee played bass guitar with a local band and he surprised many by pulling MSNBC host and former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) on stage to play along.
Huckabee said there were an estimated 2,000 attendees at the Val Air Ballroom, where the former governor was joined by his wife and Chuck Norris. Huckabee supporters said before the event they were thrilled by the crowd size given the near-zero temperatures outside.”
It sounds like Huckabee enjoyed joking with the audience, especially when it came to ways to keep his opponents’ supporters at home:
“As he often does, the former governor drew big laughs from the crowd when he told them to tell their neighbors who might caucus for one of his rivals that they do not want to miss the Orange Bowl, which is being played the same night as the caucuses.
“Shovel your snow into their driveway,” Huckabee joked. “Let the air out of their tires, disconnect their battery cable.”
I guess this is what it takes to be a Presidential candidate sufficiently consumed with politics that he has the “fire in his belly.”