The Charlotte Observer wondered whether South Carolina's 2008 primary would be "make or break" for Huckabee.
He told Republicans in York County that he is anti-tax and anti-abortion, The (Rock Hill) Herald reported.
"The Republican Party represents what people want," Huckabee said. "If you believe that life doesn't matter, vote for the Democrat."
And in Charleston, two local candidates - - former Congressman Arthur Ravenel, who said he'd run for school board, and Paul Thurmond, son of the late Strom Thurmond -- stole the show from everyone, including Huckabee, according to The Post and Courier.