In a recent 45 minute podcast interview with CATALYST, the former governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee chatted about a wide range of subjects from his experiences in pastoring and politics, to his plans for the immidiate future. The full interview can be heard at the link, and plays on Windows media.
Of particular interest to fans and foes alike, should be the innovative format of his new show on Fox, scheduled to begin airing at the end of September, (just in time for the start of the general election campaign)
According to Huckabee in the interview, the show will feature a live studio audience, and a format that allows for participation on the internet as well.
Huckabee has relaunched his personal website www.mikehuckabee.com with a new look and format, completely separate from the site that his PAC operates, HuckPAC. It appears that this site will play some role in the interactive net component of his show.
The news of these plans may come as a bittersweet pill for many to swallow. It would seem to indicate that Huckabee REALLY isn't waiting around for that veep phonecall, a dissapointment to many of his hardcore supporters. But one could argue that a show with such an unprescedented format in our reality tv. obsessed nation, at the height of the political silly season, has explosive potential.
Huckabee promises that the show will not showcase the usual punditry of the talking heads, but rather an open an honest discussion with and about the concerns of the American people. Essentially, a live town hall meeting once a week for as long as the show is a Fox staple.
I would suggest that those waiting for Mike Huckabee to fade quietly into the long, dark political night, have a long wait on their hands. Huckabee's light is just starting to shine.
In Huckabee's own words on his future in politics, from the interview, " I think there's some fight left in me!"
You go Gov!