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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Huckabee and the Great Communicator

At The Washington Post, Steve Hendrix writes of Mike Huckabee: "But mostly, here is Mike the Microphone, the consummate radio and TV guy who’s been logging airtime for nearly half a century, the folksy showman commanding a mike (in this case, a skinny tube extending from an earpiece) to sell his book, his ideas and himself."

Sounds like someone else we know.

In his 2013 book, The Presidential Debates: Fifty Years of High Risk TV, Alan Schroeder wrote: "The cumulative experience of fifty years as a radio announcer, film actor, television host, corporate spokesman, and political celebrity gave Reagan an edge in debates other candidates could only of."