News & Observer: Mike Huckabee and Dan Forest Love Them Some Chick-fil-A
Mike Huckabee stars is a quirky web video for Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Forest. He leans on a Forest campaign sign and talks to the camera for a minute, laying out the parameters for the race. He casts Democrat Linda Coleman as a "union-backed career politician" and Forest as a "businessperson."
Coleman is backed by the state employees union and quit her job in state government to run for the state's No. 2 post.
The amusing part comes at the end when Forest wanders into the camera's view carrying a Chik-Fil-A cup and a chicken sandwich, handing it to Huckabee, the former presidential candidate.
"Mike, your sandwich is getting cold," Forest says. "Oh, Chik-Fil-A. Thanks, man," Huckabee replies.
"I'm Dan Forest and I ask for your support."
"Just vote your values," Huckabee adds at the end, holding up a sandwich that has become a political pawn this election year.
Forest campaign manager Hal Weatherman said it was a spontaneous video shot a couple weeks ago when Huckabee came to Raleigh for a Forest fundraiser. "We had Chik-Fil-A there and he was hungry," he said.
"Sometimes you have to have fun (while) you're campaigning," he added. "But it also adds to the message."