Huckabee takes on Big Bird

Before Mitt Romney spoke in Asheville, N.C., on Thursday night, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) warmed up the crowd by delivering a few one-liners.

"I’m going to tell you what Kim Kardashian told Kris Humphries: I won’t keep you long," Huckabee said as he began.

One of Huckabee's lines that earned some of the biggest applause: "We have a president that spent the last week talking about a millionaire Muppet who is getting a federal bailout and somehow he is more interested in a bird keeping his job than he is you keeping yours."

 

More on Big Bird:

The Fix: What Big Bird tells us about the 2012 campaign

Big Bird emerges as campaign star

Fact Checker: Does Romney want to 'kill' Big Bird?

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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