Huckabee Talks to the Trib
Zito, Salena, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- There's nothing like momentum.
"We had over a thousand people at a rally we did yesterday," Mike Huckabee said Saturday during an exclusive interview with the Tribune-Review. "Same thing happened today in Londonderry. We had a big rally with Chuck Norris, standing room only, with people spilling out the doors.
"We literally just blew the place out and eventually people had to be turned away."
Huckabee walked away with a comfortable GOP win Thursday in Iowa, energizing his campaign in New Hampshire, which conducts 2008's first presidential primary Tuesday. Three days ago, Huckabee campaign signs and buttons were minimal. By Friday afternoon, they increased tenfold, as had street corner rallies conducted by supporters.
"We are definitely seeing momentum here, and it is not just an 'Iowa' thing," Huckabee said during a phone interview. "We have growing support here in New Hampshire as well."
There will a forum for Republicans today sponsored by Fox News. Huckabee said it is critical for him to show not just a command of the issues, but also a command of spirit and attitude so voters can see.
"Someone they can visualize being president," he said.
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