On the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, former Baptist minister, Mike Huckabee, defied critics by defeating the seemingly invincible Mitt Romney in the Iowa Caucus, 34 to 25 percent. "I formed friendships here that will last a lifetime," said the former Arkansas governor during his acceptance speech."I love the state of Iowa ... you proved that people are more important than the purse." Then quoting G.K. Chesterton, Huckabee said, "A true soldier fights not because he hates those who are in front of him but because he loves those who are behind him."
"If we are to win the nomination, we must do the same," Huck concluded. Then after kissing his wife and hugging his family (and, of course, Chuck Norris), Huckabee was off to New Hampshire, for in this compacted primary season, there was little time to celebrate—but a great moment to be happy for Huckabee and his campaign of hope.