"I feel like I’ve been called.” -Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is one Sanders that I wouldn't mind voting for! After leaving her post as President Donald Trump’s White House Secretary in June, there has been much hearsay about her running for office in Arkansas.
However, there was no real validity to them until Sunday when Sanders practically confirmed a run, likely for governor, to The New York Times.
“There are two types of people who run for office,” she said, “People that are called and people that just want to be a senator or governor. I feel like I’ve been called.”
“It’s the role I’ve been pushed into,” Sanders continued, “I wouldn’t want to do that if I wasn’t the right person to fit what the state needed at that time.”
Sanders’ potential run in Arkansas, where her father Mike Huckabee served as the state’s Republican governor from 1996 to 2007, has disrupted fellow Arkansas Republicans’ “plans,” the Times notes. “Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has long been planning a run for governor. And Leslie Rutledge, the attorney general, is also expected to be a contender.”
But that doesn’t seem to be an issue for Sanders.
Sarah's husband, Bryan Sanders said, “You have to make a decision by Labor Day of 2021. She has a unique coalition. It’s not just Trump voters. It’s evangelicals because of her dad. It’s women.”
And a potential Sanders campaign is not contingent on the Trump 2020 victory. “If he wins, there’s a solid base and people will come in and be helpful. If he loses, people will be angry and they will want to rally around Trump people,” she said.
“I’m just excited to have people clap when I come up to a podium. It’s very different from what I’m used to. All I can say is thank God I’m back in Arkansas.” Sanders continued, “I was attacked for everything, not just my performance. I was called a fat soccer mom, my kids were threatened, my life was threatened. It was a lot. I hate harping on it, but to be in the position I’m in and to have Secret Service, that’s not normal.”
“I don’t like being called a liar,” she concluded, “The other stuff bothered me far less.”
Well I don't live in Arkansas, but if I did, I would definitely be voting for Sanders. I will be rooting for her from afar!