Mike Huckabee is an excellent speaker, with the happy quality of being able to give a tough, tough speech without sounding harsh or unpleasant. He offered a sharp critique of the Obama administration -- to the point even of pointing out the inconsistency of Joe Biden wanting more of your tax money as he declines privately donate much of his own.
But perhaps the strongest part of his speech was his defense of religious liberty. He's right -- the Obama administration's attack on Catholics is indeed an attack on all Americans of faith, and those who value freedom of religion (not worship, religion!) as our "first freedom."
Huckabee has a great following, especially among social conservatives. With his speech tonight, he amply demonstrated why.