Nightmare social con scenario: Huckabee, Santorum and Cruz all run, Jeb wins Iowa with like 28% of vote.
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) January 4, 2015
Elizabeth Titus, at Bloomberg Politics:
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said Saturday he is ending his show on Fox News because he is not ready to rule out running for president in 2016.
“There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would run for president,” the Republican said in a statement posted on his website. “If I were willing to absolutely rule that out, I could keep doing this show. But I can’t make such a declaration.”
“I won’t make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them nor is it possible for me to openly determine political and financial support to justify a race,” he said…
Huckabee… took fourth place in a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers in October, with 9 percent. Romney was included in that poll and led with 17 percent. The Hawkeye State caucuses, which Huckabee won in 2008, will kick of the nominating race in 2016.
Yeaaaah… Huck’s not running. He’s just taken a lesson from the Gingrich/Cain/Palin School of Political Grifting, where announcing that you’ve chosen to explore the ramifications of campaigning give you increased media shelfspace to market your brand. He’ll be back on Fox no later than October 2015, “analysing” all the other Repub candidates for a bumped-up fee, and sitting next to John McCain on every Sunday talk shows to explain how anyone who complains about the ramped-up eliminationist rhetoric from his Talibangelical
marks fellows is the real racist/sexist/homophobe/ratfvcker.