Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is expected to declare his run for the 2016 presidency on Tuesday from his hometown of Hope.
Gathered below are 10 reasons Huckabee would make a great president:
1. He is a family man.
Huckabee is a humble breadwinner who puts his wife Janet, two sons, and daughter above all else. Like most everyday Americans, he understands that strong families are the bedrock of a peaceful, prosperous society.
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2. His parents were hard-working Americans.
Huckabee's mother was a clerk for a gas station, and his father was a firefighter. On his days off, his father rebuilt car generators for extra income. That allowed a young Huckabee to be the first male in his family to graduate from high school.
3. He is a Christian.
After graduating from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in religion, Huckabee attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After becoming well-versed in the deep Judeo-Christian roots of our country, he went on to share the gospel with a storied career in Christian broadcasting before kickstarting his political career.
4. He is a consistent social conservative.
Huckabee is unwavering when it comes to social issues and is unafraid to voice his opposition to abortion, gay marriage, gun control, the teaching of evolution, and more.
5. He's not afraid to speak truth to power.
Huckabee knows that winning in politics is not enough to win the country back. As a happy culture warrior, Huckabee has recently spoken out against the overly sexualized art and music propagated by stars like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Miley Cyrus.
6. He is great communicator.
All great presidents need to be effective communicators, and as host of his own Fox News program from 2008-2015, Huckabee presented his policy positions on a weekly basis in ways that were both convincing and fun.
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7. He is a best-selling author.
Huckabee is not only an effective communicator on television and on the stump — he can write too. He released "Do The Right Thing" in 2008 — instantly becoming a New York Times Best Seller — and has released a number of influential books since, including this year's "God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy."
8. He is a former governor.
Huckabee served as Arkansas governor for more than a decade, from 1996 to 2007, and as Chairman of the National Governors Association from 2005 to 2006. It's often said that governors make the best presidents because they've had to make and keep budgets, manage tens of thousands of state employees, and preside over law enforcement.
9. He's a favorite among primary voters.
In 2008, Huckabee won the Iowa Republican caucuses, locking up key votes in the party's first state. Building a solid foundation early on in the race will allow Huckabee to make a strong showing in the general election should the party ultimately nominate him.
10. He knows how to clean up a Democrat mess.
Huckabee took the reins of the Arkansas governorship when Bill Clinton's successor, Jim Guy Tucker, resigned after a fraud conviction during the Whitewater affair. While ushering in an era of small government, Huckabee said, "We didn't slash, burn, hurt people, leave people impoverished. We empowered people to live a better life."
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