Unlike just about every other political event, the book signing at the bookstore of Liberty University began early, about a half an hour before it was scheduled. The line snaked through the building as readers purchased one, two, or perhaps a whole stack of books and brought them to the former governor to sign. Each had his or her picture taken with the former governor as well. Some folks drove from a great distance to be there; One woman remarked that she lived in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Many of the people who were a part of the tour wore stickers encouraging a 2016 presidential campaign for Mr. Huckabee. Although there are strong rumors of the formation of a campaign, nothing has been announced officially thus far.
Outside, one could find a tour bus emblazoned with the image of Mike Huckabee’s latest book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.
Although the book signing in Lynchburg seemed to be pretty well attended, one of the organizers mentioned that the gathering in Roanoke had an even higher turnout. Should be interesting to hear how many people made the trek to Richmond to attend The Family Foundation’s event this evening.