The Rotary Club of South Walton invited a well-known voice to speak at their breakfast meeting May 15. Mike Huckabee, a fellow South Walton County resident and former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate, was delighted to join his neighbors.
“I feel a certain obligation and deep gratitude toward rotary clubs,” he said. “When I was living in Hope, Arkansas, it was a rotary club that granted me a scholarship to help put me through school. They made an investment in me.”
Huckabee was the first male in his family lineage to graduate high school and go to college. He then moved on to become the 44th Governor of Arkansas and run for the 2008 presidential election, to which he says, “I’ve lived the American dream.”
Speaking to the group of about 20 or so, Huckabee told the crowd the American dream he benefitted from isn’t as readily available these days.
He said his concern is with the country’s current state, and how we can improve it for future generations. Huckabee mentioned the reliance on foreign goods.
“For our country to be free,” he said, “it must be able to feed itself… fuel itself… and fight for itself.”
To hear more from Huckabee, follow him on Twitter @GovMikeHucakbee or on his website www.mikehuckanee.com. He also hosts the television program “HUCKABEE” on the Fox News Channel and “The Mike Huckabee Show” on Cumulus radio.