Mike Huckabee Focuses on Florida, Ed Rollins: A Class Act
Charmaine, right at her Little Rock office
The Face That Launched Me A 1,000 miles.
Chip Saltsman’s office is next door on right. Saturday nite Huckabee came in three points down in South Carolina. So close — a mere field goal. But still a loss.
Charmaine’s leave of absence had come to an end. This meant one thing to Your Business Blogger’s household:
We started packing up the Penta-Posse after Huckabee’s Saturday evening concession speech and set the alarm for 0:darn-thirty, military time and left Virginia for Little Rock on Sunday morning. We arrived at Charmaine’s office some 16 hours later late last night.
Nobody got hurt. (This trip anyway.) (We’ve got the best kids on the planet.)
We knew that the campaign would fly Charmaine home, but we thought we could drive home and visit kin along the way. A little delayed Christmas and New Year’s — Charmaine worked through both this year. We would also be implementing a lesson from World War II and Vietnam:
After WWII the returning troops returned via slow ship transport with their buddies and slowly adjusted from combat to the idea of civilian life and regular sleep, regular food. And adjust to the idea that nobody was gunning for you.
Much like a presidential campaign…
Vietnam vets had no such decompression. They went from battlefield to seat 3B to USA tarmac in 24 hours. No wonder a few had such difficulty with re-entry. There was no time to cry.
We wanted to drive some 2,000 miles to learn from the wars. And learn from the war.
While I was a-driving cross country with the Hucka-Truck full of MacDonald’s wrappers, Charmaine was eating steak with Ed Rollins, Chairman; Jim Pinkerton, Senior Adviser and David Polyansky the Chief Operating Officer. They were saying goodbye.
Ed picked up the check. He’s a class act.
Thank you (foot)notes:
Ed bought the steaks instead of watching some football game. Where the NY Giants beat the Packers 23 to 20 in overtime. Ed has his office in New York. He gave up watching the playoff game to huddle-adieu. Ed knows how to coach a team…
Mike Huckabee is preparing for the next debate on Thursday in Florida. We will continue to cheer him on in any way possible.
We look forward to rejoining our Cherrydale Baptist bible study!