Huckabee draws a crowd in Richmond
Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor turned FOX News commentator, said the White House's feud with FOX is only helping the network.
"The ratings are already at the top and now they are soaring to new levels,'' he said in a press conference Monday afternoon. "The sad thing is it's not just FOX news. [Obama] is taking on the Chamber of Commerce and the insurance companies. It seems like if people disagree with him, it becomes very personalized. It's unfortunate. I think it's going to be very troubling to the White House if they continue this tact."
Huckabee will headline the Family Foundation's gala Monday night at the convention center in Richmond. About 1,300 people are expected to attend, including House Speaker Bill Howell, who will introduce Huckabee. Statewide candidates Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli are on the campaign trail and will not attend.
Huckabee will headline a fundraiser Tuesday in Newport News for McDonnell.
Huckabee, who ran for president, spoke about some of the frustrations some Americans have with Obama.
"I think people still like him and want him to do well, certainly want him to do better,'' he said. "It's not personal, but they are very concerned with the policies that just seem to continue more with a sense of reckless abandonment of what people want. I think it's as much against Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, who many people believe are running the agenda and not the president these days."
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Huckabee said he isn't interested in running for president.
"Right now it's not on my radar screen. I know everyone assumes that it is. It's on a lot of other people's because you know I get named in polls and it's always nice to be included but the truth is I'm having a great time doing what I'm doing and I think it's going to be a much tougher deal to knock Obama out than people think. It's not easy to unseat an incumbent president."
October 26, 2009; 6:15 PM ET
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