Huckabee’s “A Simple Government” Book Tour Kicks Off In Early States

Bookmark and Share It would be difficult to prove that Mike Huckabee may be tipping his hat a bit as to his Presidential aspirations when looking at his upcoming book tour, but don’t overlook it as coincidence either. The tour scheduled to promote the former Arkansas Governor’s newest book, A Simple Government, is heavy on stops in early primary states.

The tour, details of which were first reported by CNN, starts late next month in Iowa, hitting 6 cities in the Hawkeye state. On the docket are Des Moines, Davenport, Dubuque, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Huckabee will then spend a couple of days touring Midwestern states before traveling to another early primary state, South Carolina, which is the third state on the GOP primary calendar. The South Carolina stops consist of Florence, Columbia, Anderson, Greenville and Spartanburg. Huckabee won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 and performed well in South Carolina as well.

For someone who isn’t sure they are even running for President in 2012, the book tour schedule certainly doesn’t hurt if that decision is leaning to a ‘yes’. Huckabee has performed strongly in a string of recent polls, as he highlighted during an interview with Fox News on Thursday. “What can I say? The American people are extremely smart,” Huckabee said with a smirk. “I’ve always said it. That proves it. What else can I say?”

Then there’s the book itself. The subject matter is tailor-made for the small-government sentiment dominating national politics and the Republican Party.

The book is divided into 12′ prescriptions’ for creating a simpler, more commonsense federal government. And though his suggestions touch on everything from defense policy to immigration, the message is consistent: a smaller, less complicated government is a better government.

How well the book sells could also weigh heavily on Huckabee’s decision to run or not to run in 2012. Should he choose to make another go at it, he would be leaving his very economically prosperous TV and radio gigs to mount a campaign. Considering that he just built a $3 million dollar house in Florida with a $2.8 million mortgage…………….the success of his book may very well be the deciding factor for the Huck.

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