Gov. Mike Huckabee made a campaign stop in Maquoketa earlier today at Flapjacks in Maquoketa. The former Arkansas Governor was introduced by his State Chair Bob Vander Plaats, then spoke for about a half hour before taking questions. The main issue that he touched upon was the Fair Tax, as he tried to explain how the Fair Tax would work and tried address some concerns people had with the plan. Also discussed was his plans for energy independence and his thoughts on the Iraq war.
There was a good sized crowd in attendance for a weekday afternoon appearance. One thing I found interesting was that I was asked to be interviewed by a group of news reporters. The intriguing part was that the news reporters were actually working for a news channel in Sweden (they stated that they themselves though were based out of Washington D.C.).
On behalf of Jackson County Republicans I would like to thank Gov. Huckabee and his staff for arranging the visit.