HENNIKER, N.H. -- Former Governor Mike Huckabee spoke to the largest New Hampshire audience he has ever seen turn out for him.
He entertained them with his band. He brought actor Chuck Norris. He made jokes.
In his first remarks since arriving in New Hampshire, he said he was grateful to Iowa voters for giving him a first place finish in the Republican caucuses there.
"I left very grateful that those people in the state proved money in politics cannot beat message in politics," he said. "They proved they weren't for sale, they even proved that they were not for rent."
Over 500 people and over a dozen press video cameras attended the event at New England College.
"There is a fresh new wind that blows in America," Huckabee said. "It is a wind that blows for change and new America."
When he was introducing Huckabee, Norris said he would never want to run for president.
Huckabee said he was glad because he would likely lose to Norris.
"But how about this," Huckabee said. "Chuck Norris for Secretary of Defense."
The crowd roared.