Last night, my wife and I had the privilege of attending a Huckabee rally in Plano, TX. We got there about an hour early and there was already a long line of people waiting to get in. They decided to open the doors early because so many people were lining up in the halls of the community college that students and faculty could barely get by for their classes.
We all crammed into a rather small room and stood for a full hour while we waited for the rally to start. I overheard someone say that they were going to simulcast the rally in an adjoining room because of the huge crowd that had shown up. They ended up pulling up two walls, effectively quadrupling the size of the room so that everyone could get in on the rally. Even with the extra space, people were still standing shoulder to shoulder for the entire rally.
The estimates for the size of the group range from less than 1000 to over 2000. I would argue that it was closer to the larger number. For a candidate who supposedly doesn’t have a chance, he drew a large and enthusiastic crowd.
I wish everyone could have a chance to hear Mike Huckabee speak in person. Hearing him speak renewed my conviction that he should be the next President of the United States.