Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Exciting Huckabee Encounter - Part 1

The 11 Smiths with the next President!!!!
A group of about 60 supporters gathered at the Nashville airport to
welcome Gov. Huckabee to Tennessee
Daddy talks with Chip Saltsman, Huckabee's campaign manager
Jonathan and Deborah with Mr. Saltsman
Anna, David, and friend Andrew Poole, waiting eagerly...

Daddy visits with our friend, Jerry Woods, a former classmate of Gov. Huckabee's!

The jet arrives!!

Gov. Huckabee approaches the building...
...and enters to cheers and applause!

Gov. Huckabee signs autographs and talks to Anna and Jonathan
Gov. Huckabee signs our copy of his book Gov. Huckabee signs an autograph for Sarah

Luke and Andrew Poole with Gov. Huckabee
Anna is interviewed by a News Channel 5 reporter!

The group was just the right size. Everyone had the opportunity to shake hands with Gov. Huckabee, talk to him, and get his autograph.

It was amazing and wonderful to be able to meet Gov. Huckabee!! What impressed us the most about him was how he was so genuine, so sincere, so caring, and so real! He expressed heartfelt gratitude and thanks to each supporter he spoke with, sometimes more than once! It was evident that he was interested in the life of every person there -- from the way he talked to an expectant mother about her baby due next month, went out of his way to go over and shake hands with airport employees who directed the landing of his jet, and thanked people for having their picture taken with him! He was grateful and honored that everyone would come to see him!

We are more convinced than ever that Gov. Huckabee is the man to lead our country. It is so wonderful to imagine having a President who realizes that he is the servant of the people, not the ruler of the people!!


Unknown said...

That is so awesome! I was going to come down there, but my baby is sick, so we stayed home. I am glad you all were able to meet him and get photos. Super Tuesday is coming and he will be getting my vote!

Anonymous said...

What a great job you did documenting the day supporting Gov Huckabee. Thank you for all of the pictures and for showing your support! I enjoyed meeting your family yesterday at the airport and, of course, getting to meet Governor Huckabee, too! Stephanie Eidson

Anonymous said...

I mentioned your great blog on my blog! Hope you don't mind!

What an encouragement and sign of hope your beautiful family is!


Anonymous said...

I borrowed the pic of th e two young girls holding a prolife and Huckabee sign. I will link it to your site! Thanks for the great pics!!!