Facebook.com/U2Former Arkansas governor-turned conservative talk show host Mike Huckabee brought up Bono’s name during a speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida Wednesday night.
Huckabee told the GOP audience he’s had “the privilege of working with Bono for the past few years” on the ONE campaign to fight AIDS, hunger and disease around the world, and he called the Irish rocker a “great humanitarian.”
Huckabee recalled Bono describing his admiration for the U.S., saying we’re “more than a country,” we’re “an idea.”
Huckabee continued, “And he reminded me that we are an exceptional nation with an extraordinary history who owes it to the generations coming after us to leave them with an extraordinary legacy.” Huckabee then advised the crowd, “If we don’t change the direction of our nation now, our bequest will be nothing but an extraordinary shame.”
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