The Corner

Huckabee Returns to Iowa

He’s back . . .

Mike Huckabee told Iowans tonight that he’s not pro-life because of politics.

“It would be more fair to say that I got into politics because I’m pro-life,” he said.

Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister who ran for president in 2008, said he was invited to speak at the Informed Choices of Iowa fundraiser in Des Moines tonight by Iowa evangelical conservatives Brad and Carol Sherman, who he described as dear friends he met during the caucuses.

Huckabee said the 2008 Iowa caucuses were “an incredible ride” and an experience for which he’ll always be grateful. People ask him what the most wonderful thing was about Iowa and he answers: “Winning,” he said.

The Des Moines Register has more on Huck’s speech, and some tidbits on the crowd, including the appearance of Iowa governor Terry Branstad.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

Most Popular


Courage: The Greatest of Virtues

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Or Listener), As the reporter assigned the job of writing the article about all of Sidney Blumenthal’s friends and supporters told his ... Read More

My American Dream

This morning, at 8 a.m., I did something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember: I became an American. I first applied for a visa in early 2011, and since then I have slowly worked my way through the system — first as a visa-holder, then as a permanent resident (green card), and, finally, as a ... Read More

The Gun-Control Debate Could Break America

Last night, the nation witnessed what looked a lot like an extended version of the famous “two minutes hate” from George Orwell’s novel 1984. During a CNN town hall on gun control, a furious crowd of Americans jeered at two conservatives, Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch, who stood in defense of the Second ... Read More