Presidential Candidate Selector
Candidate Positions

Gov. Mike Huckabee - Republican
(Born August 24, 1955) Executive, pastor
  • Iraq War Issues: Supports Bush's Iraq War troop surge. Source
  • Security/liberties: Source
  • Social Security: Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001) Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants. (Sep 1999) Source
  • Stem cell research: Opposes federally funded stem cell research. Source
  • Same sex issues: Respect gay couples but don't change institution of marriage. (Jan 2007) Signed legislation outlawing same-sex marriage in Arkansas. (Dec 2006) No civil unions; only one-man-one-woman marriage. (Nov 2002) Source
  • Trade issues: Governor Huckabee's record on trade is limited, but positive. In 2003, he pushed for free trade with Mexico, calling for a "strong market of the Americas" and supporting NAFTA (AP 10/03/03). In 2006, he signed an agreement between Arkansas and a South Korea trade group, calling for increased commerce between the southern state and South Korea (AP 06/23/06). Source
  • Budget issues: He is a self-described fiscal conservative who favors a flat tax. However the CATO Institute in their Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors: 2006 gave Huckabee an "F". Source
  • Business & labor issues: Source
  • Abortion issues: Abortion should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered. Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions Source
  • Capital punishment: Supports the death penalty. Source
  • Marijuana: Would not decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Source
  • Gun control: Supports the positions of the NRA. Source
  • Minimum wage: As governor, he supported the $1.10-per-hour minimum wage increase as a safeguard against a proposed constitutional amendment that would have increased the minimum wage yearly for inflation. Source
  • Health care: Supports the concept that the goverment should ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms, or state funded care where necessary. Source
  • Prescription drugs: Source
  • Environmental issues: Source
  • Immigration issues: We shouldn't have amnesty where we just say, "Fine, everybody's good, we're going to let it go." We should have a process where people can pay the penalties, step up and accept responsibility for not being here legally. But here's the point. The objective is not to be punitive. The objective is to make things right. Right for us. Right for them. And what I have objected to in the past is when we are punishing the children for the laws that maybe their parents have broken. I do have a problem with that. Source
    Mostly supports amnesty/permanent legalization for illegal aliens. No know opinion on temporary legalization for illegal aiens as guestworkers Source
  • Education issues: Does not support government-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, religious). Source
  • Net Neutrality: Maybe. Source
  • Link to voting records and special interest group ratings. (If available).
  • Campaign website