I 2016-kalenderen byr vi på skråblikk på presidentkandidatene og hendelsene som har satt sitt preg på 2016-sirkuset. I dag tar vi en titt på Mike Huckabees fascinasjon for julen.

ChrisChristmasVisste du at tidligere Arkansas-guvernør Mike Huckabee (R), som stiller som presidentkandidat for andre gang, ikke bare har gitt ut én, men to bøker om julen?

Det er rekord, uansett partitilknytning.

I 2009 kom A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit.

Jeg siterer:

«Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee, that was never God’s intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today’s crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious.

Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill.»

Året etter kom Can’t Wait Till Christmas. Den promoteres slik av Huckabees forlag:

«One of America’s most prominent and personable politicians shares his mischievous side in a heartwarming story of a childhood Christmas. Mike is desperate to get a football for Christmas. Then one day in the middle of December, a box that looks the exact right size appears under his family’s Christmas tree. Mike just can’t handle the temptation! He convinces his sister Pat that they should open their gifts and play with them THIS INSTANT. And that’s what they do.

But on Christmas morning, the muddy football gives them away. After talking about the real meaning of Christmas and how some things are worth waiting for, Mike and Pat learn the benefit of patience, making the following Christmas more delightful than ever.»

Om ikke det var nok for å få deg i julestemning en torsdag i desember, så får du ta en titt på tv-reklamen nedenfor.

Året er 2007 og caucusvalget i Iowa nærmer seg. Huckabee ønsker velgerne – og deg – en riktig god jul:

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