Mike Huckabee held a little event here on Tuesday to thank the roughly 700 bloggers who, he said, were responsible for keeping his campaign alive. Because he had no money and initially got very little media attention, he said, he could not have kept going without their dedication.
He said the bloggers, whom he called his "secret weapon," spent their days "pounding their keyboards and hitting 'send' in the middle of the night." Ed Rollins, his campaign consultant, said none of the bloggers were on Mr. Huckabee's payroll, chuckling at the idea of a payroll.
At one point, Chuck Norris, Mr. Huckabee's most famous supporter, wandered into the small meeting room where the event was being held. Mr. Norris, the martial artist and action actor, confessed to being "computer illiterate" himself, but thanked the bloggers for getting him and Mr. Huckabee together.
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