(For those who don't follow US politics, Mr Huckabee is a Republican presidential hopeful.)
“Who is your favorite author?” Aleya Deatsch, 7, of West Des Moines asked Mr. Huckabee in one of those posing-like-a-shopping-mall-Santa moments.
Mr. Huckabee paused, then said his favorite author was Dr Seuss.
In an interview afterward with the news media, Aleya said she was somewhat surprised. She thought the candidate would be reading at a higher level.
I guess she hasn't yet been disallusioned by the scholarship of the average politician. The clincher, though, was in her follow up. Sort of: "If I can get this far, how come...?"
“My favorite author is C. S. Lewis,” she said.