Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is making the rounds among the grassroots of Florida. Today he visited citris growers in Lake Whales and attended a pig festival in Lakeland. Sources in Huckabee's Florida campaign says there's a huge grassroots effort to get out the vote for Huckabee.
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One blogger who created "floridaforhuckabee.blogspot.com" says the campaign is seeing people change their political party registration from Democrat and Independent to Republican just so they can vote for the former Arkansas Governor, "They've seen someone who could articulate their values. They're jazzed about that and changed parties to vote for him."
There's word of a phone calling campaign within the state to drum up more votes for Huckabee and even Huckabee supporters outside the state are helping make the calls.
Supporters are canvassing the streets with Huckabee signs near early voting sites in Tallahassee.
Huckabee told supporters in Orlando that the country needs leadership to help put it back on course toward values that make it strong. He says a country needs three things to remain strong and independent. It must be able to defend itself, feed itself and provide for the majority of its energy needs according to Huckabee.
"We have learned how disastrous it is to be dependent on other countries for our energy needs - we must never be dependent for our food needs. Being able to feed ourselves is not just sound economic and agricultural policy, it is wise national security policy." Huckabee stated.
Huckabee also told his Florida supporters that he plans to finish well in Florida, on February 5; and, later in the year at the Republican convention where he believes he'll receive the parties nomination for President of the United States.