Do the Right Thing
Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America
By Mike Huckabee
(Sentinel, Paperback, 9781595230577, 242pp.)
Publication Date: November 2009
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But Huckabee had one big advantage: a common sense message that connected with millions of people, and not just his fellow evangelical Christians. He spoke about family values, fair taxes, and helping hard-working, middle-class Americans in a tough economy. And to the dismay of some Republicans, he talked about fighting Wall Street greed and K Street corruption.
Huckabee shocked the country by winning the all-important Iowa caucuses and seven other states, while spending far less than the other major candidates. He created an army of passionate volunteers and small donors, transforming his campaign into a true movement that will endure long after Election Day.
"Do The Right Thing" is Huckabee's amazing story, in his own words--from making commercials with Chuck Norris to meeting a Michigan woman who insisted on donating her wedding ring. But this is more than just a campaign memoir. It's a vision for a smarter, fairer type of politics--"vertical politics"--that focuses on common sense solutions for education, health care, the economy, and many other issues. It's not about right versus left; it's about taking America up rather than down.
Huckabee also shows how the Republican Party can heal its divisions--between social and fiscal conservatives, the wealthy and the middle class, the religious and the secular--and become a true majority party again.