Iowan Wants to Know if Presidential Candidate Is Honest

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STORY CITY, Iowa–Iowans get many chances to meet presidential candidates. Tuesday, more than 50 of them packed a side room at the Pizza Ranch in Story City to question Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas Republican governor and 2008 Iowa Caucus winner.

A man who Huckabee called “Bob” stood up in the back of the room and told Huckabee what he wanted in a candidate. Bob cited honesty and asked whether Huckabee was an honest  man.

Huckabee replied that he was. Channel 13 followed up with Huckabee after the event and asked if Huckabee had ever told a lie in office or campaigning in office. Huckabee replied, “I don’t think I’ve ever told a fib or lie. I may have not told all the truth I knew and that was always the advice I got. Be smart enough to always tell the truth. Don’t be stupid that you tell all the truth you know.”

Huckabee won the 2007 Republican Party of Iowa Straw Poll. But he isn’t ready to answer whether he will take part in the 2015 version. “We’ll see,” he said.

He said he plans on determining that in the next few weeks and has to determine whether taking part in the Straw Poll in August is the best plan to help him with the caucuses in February.