Huckabee Hopes Book Prompts Family Discussion

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A well-known politician hopes his visit to Meridian and his new book will be beneficial to local families.

Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been busy over the past few weeks on his "Huckabus" tour. He has been making the rounds promoting his new book "Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett" and has thoroughly enjoyed meeting fans from lots of different places.

"We've been to about 45 or 46 cities over the past two and a half weeks. It's been a grueling tour," he says.

Having lost his grandfather before he could hear his stories about world war one and the great depression, Governor Huckabee hopes that this book will get families talking.

"What I really hope happens is rather than them just read it and put it aside, that they read it and say maybe I ought to tell some of the things I want my kids and grandkids to know, and things about what they believe and what's important to them," he explains.

People came from near and far to meet the preacher turned governor and presidential candidate, who now hosts a radio and television show to show their support for what he's doing.

Governor Huckabee's book tour ended Tuesday in Monroe, Louisiana.