Mike Huckabee has put an end to speculation that he might enter the race for the GOP nomination for President in 2012 by announcing he will not run.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won several Republican primaries in the 2008 presidential race, said Saturday that he will not make a run for theWhite House in 2012.
“All the factors say go, but my heart says no,” Huckabee told viewers at the end of his Fox News program. “My answer is clear and firm. I will not seek the Republican nomination for president this year. I’m going to gladly continue doing what I do.”
From our vantage point this can only help Jon Huntsman. While Huckabee may have held sway with a segment of the “religious right” in the primaries, he would not have stood a chance in the general election. Now that this high profile decision has been made and the field is becoming clearer I hope that Huntsman is able to make his announcement in the next week or two in order to maximize PR. The sooner people get to know him and see that he is not like the rest of the field, the better. Things are looking up!