Huckabee: Country still divided ideologically
Former governor GOP victory in Arkansas
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- Date Nov 6, 2012
Former governor GOP victory in Arkansas
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The long lines former Arkansas governor.
And former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee joins us now governor thanks for being here.
Pleasure Bret thank you your thoughts on the night as it's developing there's not a lot that we can tell you about the battleground states so far.
Well not a lot I think you know you just called Arkansas the real story there is going to be that for the first time since reconstruction.
That state is gonna go Republican in both the house and the senate and what's remarkable.
I became governor sixteen years ago it was 89%.
Democrat it has been a huge turn I think they need to have a big party.
And -- -- the person who's helped make that possible let's Barack Obama his left wing policies.
Has really made a shift in states like that.
And it's one of the stories that will happen down ballot.
That may not be reflected so much at the top of the ticket which was expected.
But huge repercussions.
In the rest of the ballot not just in that statement and other states across the country -- you were -- presidential candidates you had a night like this waiting for a lot of states to come in and primaries.
Are you surprised.
About the strength of President Obama and some place like Virginia.
In North Carolina.
Their thoughts on the early states that we haven't been able to call.
Not really he is the president it's tough to knock off an incumbent I don't care at what level.
You really have the burden if you're the challenger and Barack Obama is still personally liked.
But I think -- people evaluate -- policies there's still a lot of people and I'm still -- confident at Virginia and North Carolina are gonna swing to Mitt Romney before the evening is over.
I think what we saw August the first with all those people going out get a chicken sandwich.
Check the -- day was dress rehearsal for today.
I think you're gonna see an enormous level of voters from rural parts of of the country who have lined up and will go vote.
And I still think Mitt Romney wins when it's all over.
Governor -- make of the racial divide we're seeing so far in the vote totals you know it's showing -- Overwhelmingly voting for Mitt Romney but but people of color blacks Latinos and and other.
-- voting more for President Obama.
I don't see it is all that shocking I mean typically people of color vote democratic anyway.
So that's not all that unusual.
It's rare for Republicans to get a significant portion of minority vote it shouldn't be.
I think Republicans have done a pathetic job of reaching out to people of color something we got to work on and -- us a group of people that frankly should be with us based on the real policy of conservative -- But Republicans have acted as if they can't get the votes and they don't try and the result is they don't get the vote so that's not to me as much of a shock and I absolutely reject the notion.
That white people are voting for Mitt Romney black people are voting for Barack Obama I think conservatives are voting for Mitt Romney.
And liberals are voting for Barack Obama.
And this country is still divided country ideologically.
More than it is racially and governor really quickly.
You look at the exit polls Mitt Romney is winning.
In people who are who attend religious services.
More than once a week or once a week.
Weekly he's winning.
And Protestants -- now obviously mormons and Catholics.
What do you think about the evangelical vote in this race and that hasn't materialized.
Well it it has one thing that I wish that -- had gone.
Is reach out even more to those voters -- think he assumed they would be with him the truth is they're not so much with him although they are.
They're really just scared to death of four more years -- Barack Obama they've seen their religious liberties trampled all over.
This is administration that thinks that it has the right to limit how far we can believe.
And when our belief conflicts with the government the government supposed to win.
I think people are ridiculously afraid of that and and I think they totally believe that we've got to make a change so -- that's why I believe that that faith vote.
Is definitely going to be in Romney's camp tonight.
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