Generally speaking, Americans prefer to elect former/sitting Governors to the presidency rather than former/sitting Senators. The main reason this is so was illustrated by Mike Huckabee over the weekend: Huckabee helps choking NC candidate with Heimlich
Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee put the squeeze on a politician at the North Carolina Republican Party convention, but in a good way.
The former Arkansas governor performed the Heimlich maneuver on Robert Pittenger, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, at a lunch Saturday.
Pittenger said he was laughing when he choked on some food.
"I stood up and the governor came over and did the Heimlich and got the relief," Pittenger said. He said the food dislodged when Huckabee applied the trademark Heimlich squeeze to the midsection.
It's a good thing Pittenger wasn't at a Senatorial gathering, where they probably would have rushed into action by calling for a committee meeting - scheduled for sometime in the fall – to discuss how best to help the category of "choking people." If they can get a quorum.