The book details his presidential run that resulted in a second place finish in the Republican primary. Huckabee finished second to the eventual Republican nominee, Senator John McCain. The book details the difference in his campaign and the others like Mitt Romney. Romney possessed unlimited money for his failed campaign and an arrogant moral superiority complex. Huckabee flew commercial airline flights while every other candidate flew private charter flights. However, though it was necessary due to limited cash and a shoe string budget. It is also an indication for his appeal to the grassroots. Because he was in constant contact with Bob the Business Traveler, Cindy the Commuter and Joe the Plumber everyday.
In the chapter Welcome to Washington, D.C: The Roach Motel he identifies the problem that is Washington. All of these individuals check in to the Roach Motel. They begin partying and eating at the expense of the taxpayers and they enjoy it in there and they stay. That can be said for local politicians that serve in two or three positions but not for a limited time. They stay for 20 years or more. Or they stay for four terms, sit out for 6 years and then they want back in.
He details his plan for Health care in the Chapter Quit Treating Snakebites and in the chapter The Fairness and Force of the Fair Tax he details why he believes in the Fair Tax today just as he did when he endorsed it in his campaign.
The best chapter for me personally is Faux-Cons: Worse than Liberalism. I have been trying to figure out about some of these Republicans and Huckabee has nailed it and the term that he has developed for this type of Republican is Faux-Cons.
This book confirmed for me that in October 2007, I did the right thing in endorsing, supporting and casting my vote in the 2008 Republican primary for Mike Huckabee. I only hope that we get the chance to do it again.