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Beacon News: President Huckabee?

Tyler Schlichter holding up his "I heart Huckabee" t-shirtDuring the question and answer period at a special leadership breakfast held in the Weyenberg center, junior Tyler Mitchell Schlichter asked the question that seemed to be on everyone’s mind.

“I don’t know if you’re aware, but we’re looking for a president,” Schlichter said as he held up a shirt that said, “I heart Huckabee.”

Although Huckabee did not directly reject the idea, he alluded that his busy schedule might not afford him the time.

“If I hang out on this campus much longer I might be tempted to,” Huckabee said. “I’ve got two jobs right now. I don’t know if I could take on another one.”

PBA spokeswoman Becky Peeling responded to the possibility.

“The presidential search process is a confidential process and is not known to anyone outside the committee,” Peeling said.

Others in the university community were heard throughout the day vocalizing the possibility that seems to be growing in popularity with student opinion.

“I think it would be great,” said senior Leny Belran at the idea of Huckabee replacing Dr. David W. Clark when he retires this summer. “I would be open to that, especially if he played bass guitar in chapel.”

“I think PBA should take a serious look at it,” Schlichter said. “They would be foolish to miss out if the door was open.”

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Beacon News: ‘Hucka-believer’ fever hits campus

‘Hucka-believer’ fever hits campus

By: Mitzi Figueroa /  News Editor

Gov. Mike Huckabee addresses a crowd at a luncheon March 25

Gov. Mike Huckabee addresses a crowd at a luncheon March 25

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee urged students to stay informed of the political sphere and to keep an eternal focus in the face of difficult times during his visit to Palm Beach Atlantic University on March 25.

The former Republican presidential nominee stressed the importance of staying true to one’s personal faith and to be “the salt to the earth.”

“The truth is we need a whole generation of young Americans to say, ‘wait, what you guys are doing, you’re doing to my country and my future. Stop,’” Huckabee said during a sit down interview. “I hope that there will be millions of younger Americans who speak up and say that what is taking place right now is unacceptable because it’s really not going to affect me as much as it’s going to affect students.”

Huckabee, a former minister and author of  “Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement that’s Bringing Common Sense back to America,” was the key speaker for PBA’s fifth annual Ethics & Character Lecture Series that took place at The Breakers Hotel on March 24.

Apart from the lecture, which cost attendees $200 per plate, the former governor spent time with student leaders Wednesday morning and addressed the student body at a special chapel that took place in the Rubin Arena.

Huckabee urged the standing-room-only crowd to not only challenge the political structure but to also change the ethical structure. He finished off the morning with a surprise performance on bass guitar, smoke machines included.

“Overall it was awesome,” said senior Rachel Skinner. “It was very applicable especially for leaders to see his outlook and where he’s been in life, and to know that he’s stayed true to his morals is very encouraging. I agreed with everything he said. And I thought his bass performance was a great way for students to connect with him on another level.”

See after the jump for more never before seen photos of Huckabee’s visit.

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