‘You’re my neighbor’: Huckabee encourages locals to ‘give to the community’


Mike Huckabee and his wife, Janet, are happy to say they moved to Blue Mountain Beach this week a year ago. “We tell our friends back in Arkansas that we live where they vacation,” said Huckabee with a smile.

Molly Mosher
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM.

Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your county was the resonating theme at the Tuesday evening Lincoln Day Dinner.

Former Arkansas Governor and presidential nominee Mike Huckabee delighted the hundreds of his gathered Republican “neighbors” with his humorous and poignant keynote address, and a good time was had by all.

“We are thrilled to death to be in Walton County … to be a part of the Walton County family,” he said, warming up the crowd of 30- to 80-somethings who attended the Walton County Republican Executive Committee (WREC)event.

Huckabee gave credit to WREC for putting on such a nice political dinner, which he said was topped off with tasty food.

“I am not used to going to a political dinner where the food was actually worth eating,” he said, laughing, pleased with the steak and chicken entrée, complemented by mashed potatoes, asparagus, and a house salad.

Huckabee peppered his speech with anecdotes about his three children, his wife, Janet, and his life and travels, all of which tied in to his main point — that U.S. citizens have everything they need to rejuvenate our great country.

With the upcoming presidential election, there was plenty of right-wing rhetoric, but the Blue Mountain Beach politico’s speech focused on the spirit of U.S. citizens.

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