Audience gives their thoughts on rally, featuring Mike Huckabee
Jennifer Auh reports on 'Vote for America' Rally featuring former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Idaho's Super Tuesday just keeps on getting bigger, as another famous republican made a stop in the Treasure Valley on Sunday.
Hundreds of people showed up to see former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speak in Nampa. His message to Idahoans was to simply vote on Super Tuesday.
Many people who attended say they’re looking forward to this Tuesday.
"I'm excited about being a part of the caucus, and a couple of weeks ago when Rick Santorum was here, I brought my 9 year old and what a great educational experience, so it was a thrill to be a part of that," said Tim Ross, who was in the audience.
The ‘Vote for America’ rally started out with an introduction by Idaho state leaders, who explained why the Idaho caucus is so important for the GOP.
"I didn't like the idea of it, but having listened to Governor Mike and other folks speaking, they've convinced me that I want to join the caucus," said Boise Resident John Walls.
"I am going to the caucus; I decided that today after listening to the governor," said Boise Resident Gale Sharp.
For some, the issue wasn't whether to participate, but deciding on a candidate. "Really couldn't make up my mind, and it has something to do with the way the candidates present themselves and not necessarily what they say, because that's all preaching to the choir," said Boise Resident Laura Walls.
Huckabee delved into how the future of America is in the voters hands, encouraging the audience to make up their minds, before Super Tuesday.
After talking politics, Huckabee lightened the mood with a few jokes, even taking a stab at Kim Kardashian’s and Kris Humphries’ short-lived marriage.
Then, Huckabee traded his podium for a base guitar and revved up the crowd with his version of Honky Tonk woman.
Overall, many people say the rally lived up to their expectations. Most of them say they now feel encouraged to vote on Super Tuesday.