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Former Gov. Mike Huckabee Speaks to Republican National Convention

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Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) rallies delegates at the Republican National Convention by arguing against big government. Video by washingtonpost.com

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008; 9:31 PM

SPEAKER: FORMER GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE, R-ARK.

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[*] HUCKABEE: Thank you. Well, let me say that, as much as I appreciate this magnificent opportunity to speak tonight, I've got to be honest with you. I was originally hoping for the slot on Thursday night called the acceptance speech. (LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

But I want you to also know that I am genuinely delighted to be here to speak on behalf of my second choice for the Republican nomination for president, John McCain.

(APPLAUSE)

John McCain is a man with the character and the stubborn kind of integrity that we need in a president.


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