Former Republican presidential candidate and current Fox News TV host Mike Huckabee said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal Dec. 6 he compares the songwriting team of John Lennon and Paul McCartney to that of former President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill because they worked so well together.
“I think both Lennon and McCartney were geniuses in their own right, and together there was something that was just simply magic. Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill come to mind. Together they got more than either of them could have gotten alone.”
Chris Matthews of Fox rival MSNBC wrote a book about the working relationship between political opponents Reagan and O'Neill called "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked" that was published earlier this year.
Huckabee, who says he remembers watching the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show," also told the Wall Street Journal the band he's in always includes the Beatles song “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in their setlist.
“I played it thousands of times. My band, Capitol Offense, and I wouldn't put a set list together without it. I never get tired of it. It still evokes all of those thoughts that, gee, I'm gonna be the fifth Beatle—which didn't turn out quite like I'd hoped, but that's the dream when you're a little kid learning to play the guitar.”