FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - God, guns, grits and gravy. That's how GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee explains southern voters in Alabama.
Huckabee addressed a full house of those voters in the Guillot University Center at the University of North Alabama Thursday morning, campaigning to be America's next president.
"I'm not interested in someone who can start a fight, I want to make sure we have somebody who can win the fight and finish the fight because that's not enough just to say we started it," Governor Huckabee said in his address.
"To hear Mr. Huckabee up close and hear what he has to think about the issues, it really helps me to think about the issues myself," said 17-year-old Chase Holcombe.
Holcombe is the youngest person ever to run for Florence City Council, so he was taking notes from Huckabee. Even younger, 13-year-old Lauren Womack was in the crowd representing Florence Middle School.
"I just thought it was really encouraging because he wanted us to grow up kind of how he did," Womack said. "But, you know, he wanted a better life for us."
From one southerner to another, Huckabee said it's stops like this that show what values truly matter to voters.