Best Equipped to Battle the Clinton Machine The candidate likes to point out that in Arkansas when he was sworn in as governor, only 11 out of 100 members of the state House were Republican. Furthermore, there were only four out of 35 senators who were Republican. I went into a legislature that was more lopsided than any other legislature in the country including Massachusetts, Huckabee explains. No governor faced a more overwhelming opposite-party legislature than I did and that legislature was heavily populated by people politically related to the Clintons. Bill and Hillary campaigned for every opponent that I have ever had, he says, explaining how he took on the Clinton machine in Arkansas and beat them twice. Huckabee notes that his unique advantage is that, in his opinion, nobody running for president knows the Clintons better -- and knows how their campaigns will be operated as well as he does. Believe me, the political machinery that they set up in Arkansas was the machinery against which I had to run every time I faced an opponent. Huckabee believes he can, and has, translated his Arkansas political savvy to the national stage. I think its really a matter of touching people at all parts of the spectrum. For example, Im the first Republican in 119 years to get the endorsement of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Union. To be a Republican and get that endorsement at all is remarkable. He even thinks he can tap into the African-American vote, citing CNN exit polls that showed he garnered 48 percent of the black vote in his re-election bid for governor. Huckabee strongly maintains that he has the credentials to appeal to independent and disgusted and fed-up voters. He doesnt have a Washington address; hes not with the inside-the-Beltway crew and most importantly he is not part of what he sees as a highly discredited and unpopular set of lawmakers sitting atop Capitol Hill. Quite frankly this city isnt just real popular out there in America right now, and if you see the polls you would say, well, boy, the president is not very popular. The only thing less popular is Congress right now. Huckabee does admit to one perhaps significant chink in his armor. Some might perceive him to be soft on illegal immigration. He doesnt think this is the case, however, and hopes that the rank and file voter will see that he simply wants to add a measure of fairness to the firmness. Some people want me to be a lot harsher [on immigration policy], Huckabee explains. When I realized that there are kids [children of illegal immigrants] out there who are as good as me and they didnt have a choice where they were born; they didnt have a choice to whom they were born; then I have to ask myself do I really want to put my heal in their face no matter how hard they work? My soul wont let me pander that issue any further than that and Im not going to, he says with determination. Chuck Norris says that its Huckabees compassion for the children of illegals that is one of the factors that moved him to support his candidacy. The actor teaches martial arts to Hispanic youngsters in Texas and sees any policy of blanket expulsion as counterproductive to the kids who are achieving the American dream through hard work and furthering their educations. Norris says its all part of the complete Huckabee package. I really think that hes a peoples president. I was always a peoples actor. Critics hated me. For 30 years all I got was negative press from the critics, but the people took to me and because of that I did 23 movies and 203 episodes of 'Walker Texas Ranger.'" www.newsmax.com This guy is unbelieveable. We need to do everything we can to make sure that he doesn't get elected. He will destroy America with his weak stance on Illegal Immigration and letting High Risk Sex Offender's out of jail.