Ed Rollins Joins the Mike Huckabee Presidential Campaign


Personnel is Policy Ronald Reagan.


Bare Knuckles and

Back Rooms

by Ed RollinsMike Huckabee is announcing today in New Hampshire that Ed Rollins will be joining Huckabee campaign. Nobody knows politics like Rollins. He is The Strategist in America who can advise on how to work with and unite social and economic conservatives.


Charmaine Yoest debates Giuliani’s

Presidential positions

Credit: Peter Shinn MIke Huckabee is putting together a terrific team. (The unbiased opinion of Your Business Blogger…)

Alert Readers will remember Ed Rollins debating Charmaine on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 in November — of 2006. This is a long campaign season.

Watch the short segment here and let me know what you think.


Ed Rollins Ed Rollins was the political advisor for Ronald Reagan in 1984. Ed Rollins is a genius who knows how to win and win big.

Our friend Rich Lowry, from National Review has endorsed another presidential candidate. Lowry tells us on Laura Ingram’s talk show that Huckabee has the challenge of bringing the economic and social conservatives together. And that,

“Huckabee has been running his campaign out of his back pocket, and has done it extremely well. There’s a reason, though, that serious candidates surround themselves with policy experts….”

Ed Rollins is another of the experts Huckabee has hired. This hire renders moot each of Lowery’s concerns.

There was only one Ronald Reagan. We cannot bring back the Gipper, but we can bring back his winning team.

Personnel is policy.


Thank you (foot)notes: Charmaine and Ed never met during the Reagan years. Alert Readers will remember that Charmaine had the honor of working for President Reagan (in a more modest position).

The press release,

Presidential Candidate, Governor Mike Huckabee Names Ed Rollins as National Campaign Chairman

Little Rock, AR — Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee has named Republican political strategist Ed Rollins as his National Campaign Chairman.

“I am proud to announce the addition of Ed Rollins as my National Campaign Chairman,” said Governor Huckabee. “Ed is an unparalleled strategist and is well-known as the man who directed the most successful Presidential campaign in the history of the United States. Ed’s experience and track record building winning coalitions within our party bringing together social, economic and foreign-policy conservatives, and even reaching across party lines, makes him a good fit for our campaign.”

Rollins served as the National Campaign Director to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election in which Reagan won 49 states.

“I am honored to be joining Governor Huckabee’s remarkable campaign,” added Rollins. “I have always said that I want to work for candidates with convictions who can communicate those convictions. And Governor Huckabee is that candidate. He has the ability to change the political conversation in this country. Among the presidential contenders, he is also the one with the most executive experience. I look forward to working with the Governor over the coming year on the road to the White House.”

Mr. Rollins served in the administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan, joining the Reagan administration as one of the President’s top advisors in the role of Assistant to the President for Political and Governmental Affairs. He is currently the Chairman of the Rollins Strategy Group, a communications and crisis management firm with offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

Pro-choice Eliza, who blogs at Anderson Cooper 360 Review says,

Charmaine just flat out says Giuliani has no chance and then proceeds to twist the knife around a bit by proclaiming that with his views he should run against Hillary as a democrat.


Ronald Reagan and Charmaine

Your Business Blogger has an on-line subscription to National Review. And has been published by NRO.

I hope they will publish me again…someday.


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  2. Pat P says:

    Ed Rollins? Seems to me that the last time I heard that name he was standing on H. Ross Perot’s front lawn with a hose trying to calm the little guy down.

    I know you’ve probably heard this before but the current crop of candidates does seem on the pygmy side of intellect and stature.

    I think I’m going to put one of my leftover Dan Gurney for President stickers on my car. They looked pretty cool in 1964 on the back of my ’56 VW.

    In fact, considering how many times I had taken it to Mexico soon after I got my license and the car, the bumpersticker made the car look better than it deserved.