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Iowa Evangelical Leader to Huckabee: 2016 Would Be Time to 'Pull the Trigger'


In an interview you will only see on The Brody File, influential Iowa evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats, head of The Family Leader organization says that his good friend Mike Huckabee should take a look at his likeability polling numbers in considering a run for president in 2016.

“People like Huckabee and likeability is a key thing in getting elected…he has a likeability factor that very few have so when he takes a look at those numbers if he ever wanted to run for president I think in 2016 this would be the time to pull the trigger,” Vander Plaats tells The Brody File.

He calls Huckabee’s polling numbers on likeability, “Reaganesque.” This weekend, Vander Plaats group hosts a big weekend conference that includes speakers Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump.

Vander Plaats, who is well liked and respected by Iowa’s evangelical community, played a huge role in helping determine Iowa’s Republican Caucus winner in 2008 and 2012. He endorsed Mike Huckabee in 2008 and Rick Santorum in 2012.

Watch the video below with a partial transcription from the interview.

Courtesy: CBN News/The Brody File

Bob Vander Plaats: I wish he would have ran in 2012. I really do and I think he would have been our nominee.

In 2016, I think if you’re Governor Huckabee you take a look at making a huge difference with FOX News and radio program but he also has to look at poll numbers and he sees his polling being Reaganesque. People like Huckabee and likeability is a key thing in getting elected…he has a likeability factor that very few have so when he takes a look at those numbers if he ever wanted to run for president I think in 2016 this would be the time to pull the trigger.”

 

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Comments on this post

# RE: Iowa Evangelical Leader to Huckabee: 2016 Would Be Time to 'Pull the Trigger'

Yes, Governor you should run we need a strong leader with Biblical principals.
Left by KellieC on Aug 12, 2013 12:41 PM

# RE: Iowa Evangelical Leader to Huckabee: 2016 Would Be Time to 'Pull the Trigger'

I believe conservatives want Huck desperately. The Christian community could be stirred and truly change is necassary for this nations survival. He has common sense (which Catherine Booth said is NOT common) and integrity. I will campaign for this man!
Left by Lorraine on Aug 13, 2013 7:24 PM

# RE: Iowa Evangelical Leader to Huckabee: 2016 Would Be Time to 'Pull the Trigger'

Please use keyboard, not copy and paste to write. The following paragraph is in each of the last six posts: "Vander Plaats, who is well liked and respected . . . and Rick Santorum in 2012."

Vander Plaats is polarizing. He is either liked or disliked. No one who knows Mr. Vander Plaats is undecided. Though he may motivate evangelicals toward political action, he may well motivate his opposition to do the same.
Left by Dutch CRC on Aug 14, 2013 9:10 AM

# RE: Iowa Evangelical Leader to Huckabee: 2016 Would Be Time to 'Pull the Trigger'

Huckabee was the best candidate in 2008, as Bachmann was in 2012. I will strongly support him if he would choose to run, because the most important criteria for whoever we elect to any office is what message are we sending to God by our election. Electing Huckabee would say to God, "we need you".
Left by soulvirtue on Aug 16, 2013 3:40 AM