The Brody File first broke that news that Mike Huckabee WILL appear with Donald Trump at his event tonight in Des Moines. He’ll do the undercard debate on Fox News and then head over to the Trump rally, which is about 10 minutes away from the debate site.
It makes perfect sense for Huckabee to do this. First of all, he actually likes Trump and gets along well with him. Plus, he’s not enamored with Cruz at all. Just watch my latest interview with him here on The Brody File blog where he rips Cruz on his multiple positions on multiple issues.
If things don’t work out for Huckabee in this run for the presidency, he’d make a logical choice for VP. Why? He has executive leadership experience in government (former Arkansas Governor); he would play well with evangelicals who may be skeptical of Trump; he’s actually pretty popular with African-American voters in the south (just look at his poll numbers when he was governor of Arkansas); and finally, he’d be the perfect VP candidate to go after Hillary Clinton. Why? He took on the Clinton political machine in Arkansas and won (look it up) and the VP candidate is usually the traditional attack dog. Well, Huckabee attacks with a smile and humor, which is the perfect way to take on Clinton. And he’ll soften up Trump to a degree as well. Hmmm…could be interesting.