Huckabee: Neglected 'value voters' key to GOP's future

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, often mentioned as someone who could shepherd the GOP out of the political wilderness, says Republicans neglected religious conservatives in 2008 and need to maintain their support as the party regroups.

“They were welcomed to the family table two days a year, and that was the primary and Election Day,” the former Arkansas governor said at a news conference November 19. “I think there’s a point of frustration and exasperation where people are saying. ‘You know what? If you don’t want us, just say so.’”

Author of a new book, Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That’s Bringing Common Sense Back to America, Huckabee spoke about the past and future of the GOP.

 

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