In another sign that North Carolina is shaping into a national political battleground, potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee visited the Barnes & Noble at the Asheville Mall this evening, March 8, as part of a book tour.
A big crowd lined up to have the former Arkansas governor and current Fox News host sign copies of his latest work, “A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need From Washington (and a Trillion That We Don’t!)”. According to his website, the book “sums up the twelve things we really need from Washington to get the country back on the right track.”
In 2008, Huckabee came in second to Arizona Sen. John McCain in the primary race to be the Republican candidate for president. A recent Gallop poll showed him to be in a statistical tie with other 2012 Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin.
At tonight’s hour-long event, Huckabee did not read from his book or address the crowd.
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