Huckabee to announce decision on campaign tomorrow; Update: Ed Rollins thinks he’s not running

posted at 1:44 pm on May 13, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Looks like announcement season has heated up.  Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul both made announcements this week, and Herman Cain has a rally scheduled in eight days for his formal announcement.  Now the producer of Mike Huckabee’s television show says that the 2008 GOP runner-up will use his show tomorrow night to announce … something:

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, will announce on Saturday whether he will run for president, the producer of his show on the Fox News Channel said Friday.

“Governor Huckabee will announce tomorrow night on his program whether or not he intends to explore a presidential bid,” Woody Fraser, the executive producer of “Huckabee” said in a statement. “He has not told anyone at FOX News Channel his decision.”

Senior political aides to Mr. Huckabee also said Friday they do not know what he will decide, raising suspicions that Mr. Huckabee will take a pass on another campaign.

If he’s announcing an exploratory committee launch, then it will be his last show for the next 18 months, at least.  Fox had supposedly been pressuring Huckabee for an answer (which Huckabee denied).  If he wants to take the pressure off and stay out of the race, then a quick announcement on a Saturday night makes a lot of sense.

On the other hand, Huckabee does pretty well in polling, usually running neck-and-neck with Romney for the top spot.  Not too many people would pass on that kind of opening, not unless they really didn’t want to spend the next year fighting for the nomination.  That kind of temptation would normally keep someone in the maybe column for as long as possible.

Last thought: Michael Shear sounds pretty skeptical in his report that Fox would allow any of its contributors to launch a campaign on their platform, which Republican strategist Ed Rollins also questions.  They probably wouldn’t mind the ratings, but I’d guess that Shear and Rollins are correct, and that Huckabee will take a pass.

Update (AP): If he’s running, he’s kept it an awfully tight secret:

Ed Rollins, who directed his 2008 campaign and has been organizing his 2012 campaign-in-waiting, said he has not been consulted.

“I’ve heard nothing, which indicates to me he’s not running,” Mr. Rollins said in an interview…

“He has by far the clearest path to the nomination of all the 2012 candidates,” one of the would-be Huckabee team said.

But several member of the inner circle said Friday that they had no knowledge of what Mr. Huckabee planned to announce, and were dumbfounded that he had kept his own would-be campaign in the dark. Mr. Huckabee has already seen most of his main operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire gobbled up by competing campaigns.

Rollins told the NYT, “There was a tremendous opportunity for him to be a viable, credible candidate. I think Mike has got unique talents but he just didn’t have the fire in the belly. I can’t want it more than the candidate does.” Either this is the head fake to end all head fakes or, yeah, he’s really not running. Having Huckabee swoop into Iowa and lock up a chunk of social conservatives would have made things very hard for Palin, especially since he’s got the skeleton of a successful state operation left over there from 2008 and she doesn’t. Now the social con field is wide open and waiting for a big name to enter. If she was thinking of staying out, this should tilt her in the other direction.

Update (AP): Thinking this through a bit further, if he’s really decided not to run, why announce it publicly now? The 2012 speculation is good for his media profile and, presumably, for his ratings. If the Fox people are pressuring him, he could reassure them privately that he’s sticking with his show; they have an incentive to keep that hush-hush for the same reason Huck does, to keep his name in the news. The only reason I can come up with is that he doesn’t want his 2008 team stuck in limbo when there are high-paying campaign jobs out there for the taking right now. But that only makes it stranger that he hasn’t tipped his inner circle to his decision yet. Unless he decided literally within the past few hours, he should have told them ASAP that they’re free to look for 2012 work elsewhere.


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ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseoh

Abby Adams on May 13, 2011 at 1:45 PM

The socialist in preacher’s clothing should just continue his show and enjoy the rich life.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 1:45 PM

csdeven officially declares this a Palin thread.

steebo77 on May 13, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right…

Fallon on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Please, if there is a God and he loves me… let the answer be NO!

sharrukin on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

The NY Times and WSJ are reporting that Huckabee will DECLINE a chance to jump into the 2012 race.

As for electability, that leaves 3 choices:

Romney, T-Paw, and Mitch “The Knife”

I will go with Daniels, and settle for T-Paw. No chance I will vote for Romney.

Indy82 on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

The GOP is nothing but a corral of turds and Huckabee is just another turd falling in place.

mizflame98 on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Best advice I ever received from Pop…

Keep on hand on the Bible, one hand on your wallet, and one eye on the preacher.

Limerick on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

HUCK NO!

upinak on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Someone suggested he might be moving to Beck’s spot.

I vote for that, over a run.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

While I generally prefer a crowded primary, Huckabee is the only candidate who siphons votes from Paul for whatever reason so I think I’d prefer he stay out.

Spathi on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

If Huck runs and wins, one national nightmare will be over, and another long national nightmare begins.

portlandon on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Huck is the only major Republican candidate who I would truly have to hold my nose to vote for.

Trouble is, Obama is so bad, I’d still do it.

irishspy on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Man, if they have to stop running “Huck,” what am I gonna do on Saturday nights?

james23 on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

gosh…..let me see…

A.) HUNTSMAN
B.) DANIELS
C.) PAUL
D.) HUCKABEE
E.) SUICIDE as it guarantees 4 more years of my favorite Muslim in chief

SDarchitect on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Please, if there is a God and he loves me… let the answer be NO!

sharrukin on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

What happens if we already know the answer?

upinak on May 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Did you not read the comments in the headlines thread?

he is announcing the new american history product he has put together with someone for the kids to learn unbiased history.

karenhasfreedom on May 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Looks like the clowns are putting on their makeup…Paul and now Huck?
In the first debate, will they all climb out of the same small clown car?

right2bright on May 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

csdeven officially declares this a Palin thread.

steebo77 on May 13, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I declare this a csdeven free zone.

Don’t answer it, let it talk to itself.

portlandon on May 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

So how long before the Huck supporters start tearing down the other candidates to make their guy look good?

unseen on May 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

“Governor Huckabee will announce tomorrow night on his program whether or not he intends to explore a presidential bid,” Woody Fraser, the executive producer of “Huckabee” said in a statement. “He has not told anyone at FOX News Channel his decision.”

Did he steal that idea from Trump?

mizflame98 on May 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

There were headlines that he was praying about it.

Who announces they are praying? That is just weird. Everyone prays, how it that news?

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

csdeven officially declares this a Palin thread.

steebo77 on May 13, 2011 at 1:46 PM

All election threads are Palin-threads. They’re good HA Capitalism. Other than that they have little redeeming or entertaining value…ok, sometimes they are a bit amusing.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

If he wins…

… can you imagine a weekly show from the White House?

Seven Percent Solution on May 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Did you not read the comments in the headlines thread?

he is announcing the new american history product he has put together with someone for the kids to learn unbiased history.

karenhasfreedom on May 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Fox News just stated that Hucks announcement WILL concern whether he will or will not run in 2012.

Indy82 on May 13, 2011 at 1:50 PM

So how long before the Huck supporters start tearing down the other candidates to make their guy look good?

unseen on May 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Irony thou can’t be more visible.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 1:50 PM

So how long before the Huck supporters start tearing down the other candidates to make their guy look good?

unseen on May 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

It rarely makes any candidate look good when their supporters attack others. Just so you know.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 1:50 PM

What happens if we already know the answer?

upinak on May 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

As long as the answer is no I am willing to give the big guy credit.

sharrukin on May 13, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Y A W N

Please go away, Rino

deedtrader on May 13, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Huckabee attributes way too much significance to himself. He is just another Obama, in preacher’s clothing.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 1:51 PM

The suspense is killing me.

Bee on May 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM

I wonder if Huckabee would enter the race just to try and eliminate Romney from the election campaign.

Weebork on May 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Would be weird to announce a run for POTUS on a Saturday…

nickj116 on May 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM

I declare this a csdeven free zone.

Don’t answer it, let it talk to itself.

portlandon on May 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Why are you such a bully?

Whenever someone gets the better of you, you call in your friends to attack.

Just play fair. If what you say has any merit at all it doesn’t matter what anyone else says.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM

I won’t be able to sleep tonight. /

idesign on May 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Huckabee has suddenly dropped 7.5 points on Intrade to 1.3.

Looks like the “insiders” think he is NOT running.

technopeasant on May 13, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Go away.

Take McCain with you.

Bruno Strozek on May 13, 2011 at 1:54 PM

So how long before the Huck supporters start tearing down the other candidates to make their guy look good?

unseen on May 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Thank you for my daily chuckle! Dear gawd…

JetBoy on May 13, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Please, Huck, spare us all the grief and just stay out of the race. We have enough re-treaded has-beens in the mix already.

search4truth on May 13, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Why are you such a bully?

Just play fair.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Please stop your incessant whining.

sharrukin on May 13, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Keep one hand on the Bible, one hand on your wallet, and one eye on the preacher.

Limerick on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Now we know where you got your wisdom, good man.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 1:55 PM

2012 just doesn’t look good. Christie in ’16.

karlant on May 13, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Why are you such a bully?

Whenever someone gets the better of you, you call in your friends to attack.

Just play fair. If what you say has any merit at all it doesn’t matter what anyone else says.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Boo hoo….

idesign on May 13, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Thank you for my daily chuckle! Dear gawd…

JetBoy on May 13, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Gratis too. This place is a hoot.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM

wonder if Huckabee would enter the race just to try and eliminate Romney from the election campaign.

Weebork on May 13, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Mitt did that himself last night and then to make sure he killed any chance whatsoever he wrote that op-ed today.

unseen on May 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Update: Ed Rollins thinks he’s not running

Um, double negatives have you screwed up…

“I’ve heard nothing, which indicates to me he’s not running,”

ninjapirate on May 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Last obstacle to Palin. Nomination is hers if she gets in..

davek70 on May 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM

He already received an answer?

flyfisher on May 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I eagerly await the poll results with huck not in the rotation.

unseen on May 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM

My guess is that Huckleberry et al. are going step back and let the GOP field flame out this year. They’ve already got their sights on 2016.

cynccook on May 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Ed Rollins knows – he’s not running! Hallelujah!!!

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I hereby officially announce my intention not to vote for Huck-a-schmuck.

OhioCoastie on May 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Mitt did that himself last night and then to make sure he killed any chance whatsoever he wrote that op-ed today.

unseen on May 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM

agree. talk about doubling down on stupid. Call him a whhhhhaaaambulance.

search4truth on May 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Scott Conroy from RCP just tweeted this article.. makes more sense (and gives me relief):

http://finance.alphatrade.com/story/2011-05-12/PRN/201105120900PR_NEWS_USPR_____DC00803.html

DANBURY, Conn., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced today the launch of his new educational company, Learn Our History LLC. He co-founded the company to combat major shortcomings in current methods of teaching American history. The new company’s mission is to give children of all ages a fun way to learn – and remember – America’s most influential stories, without the filters or biases that too often infiltrate history and social studies classes across the country today.

Governor Huckabee will discuss the launch of Learn Our History on The O’Reilly Factor this Friday, May 13th, at 8:00 p.m. on the Fox News Channel.

“America’s youth aren’t excited about our past because they’re being taught history in a way that minimizes what has made America a beacon of hope around the world for over 200 years. Instead, history lessons today often focus on America’s faults,” said Governor Huckabee. “It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of giving our children a historically accurate and unbiased education that allows kids today to enjoy and understand our history, and build their pride in our great nation.”

The company’s first product is “Learn Our History: Time Travel Academy,” an animated film series that teaches kids about America’s incredible past by following the adventures of the Time Travel Academy, a group of friends who use a homemade time machine to travel back in time to relive America’s history as it happened. The Time Travel Academy video series gives kids the chance to learn about America’s most important historical events and figures in a fun and engaging way, free from the political-correctness and personal bias that has seeped into classrooms.

“Learn Our History is producing an impressive list of titles, spanning the earliest events that formed the nation to the latest struggles we grapple with today,” said Governor Huckabee. “Each video we produce is developed in cooperation with a respected team of educators and leading historians to ensure both historical accuracy and a learning experience that children will love.”

In the first volume in the series, The Reagan Revolution, the Time Travel Academy characters experience historic events like the 1980 presidential election and President Reagan’s landmark “Tear Down This Wall” speech in Berlin. Additional videos in the series will focus on major events and figures in US history, such as the Origins of World War II, 9/11 and the War on Terror, The American Revolution, Christopher Columbus and the Great Discovery, and The Mayflower and the First Thanksgiving.

Bradley Saft, Co-Founder and CEO of Learn Our History, said, “Governor Huckabee’s ambitious goal to help children understand and appreciate history is being realized through our innovative company. Learn Our History is going to have a major impact on the way that students learn about the story of America and what makes this the greatest country in the world. Our first product, Time Travel Academy, puts parents back in control of their children’s education, and it makes kids excited to learn. We guarantee that students will learn and have fun with these films. ”

Learn Our History’s products are available exclusively through the Learn Our History website at LearnOurHistory.com or at 877-US HISTORY (877-874-4786).

Learn Our History LLC is a diversified educational media company that teaches children and teenagers about history, social studies and current events through the use of animated films supplemented with online resources with the goal of providing a solution to many of the recognized shortcomings in the way history and social studies currently are taught. Learn Our History’s products are differentiated by the Company’s focus on entertaining while teaching history and social studies from a proudly American standpoint.

SOURCE Kirsten Fedewa on behalf of Learn Our History LLC

davek70 on May 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM

From the headlines thread.

karenhasfreedom on May 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM

He’ll get a nice ratings boost for that one show, either way.

a capella on May 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM

His eyes, his fake smile, creep me out. This dude is just another Obama, just a nicer one.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Someone suggested he might be moving to Beck’s spot.

I vote for that, over a run.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Most logical scenario at this point… A chance to battle Sarah as Kingmaker…

phreshone on May 13, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Fortunately there’s a Yankees game tomorrow night, so I’ll have something to watch instead.

rbj on May 13, 2011 at 2:01 PM

My guess is that Huckleberry et al. are going step back and let the GOP field flame out this year. They’ve already got their sights on 2016.

cynccook on May 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM

He’ll be disappointed. Rove has got Jeb all locked in for 2016.

a capella on May 13, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Now if we can just get Palin to stay away we can start to have a real discussion.

If not the circus continues.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

So how long before the Huck supporters start tearing down the other candidates to make their guy look good?

unseen on May 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

That was funnier without the sarc tag than if it had one.

Vashta.Nerada on May 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Rollins told the NYT, “There was a tremendous opportunity for him to be a viable, credible candidate. I think Mike has got unique talents but he just didn’t have the fire in the belly. I can’t want it more than the candidate does.”

Hmm, sounds like Mr Rollins may be a bit peeved he isnt in the know – which could mean Hucks not running… or it could mean he isnt the Campaign guy to get hired this time around, being he failed in the 2008 Primary. Considering the dolts with McCain’s staff beat Huck with Rollins in 2008… it does not bode well for the resume.

Also comes across as a conclusion – because if the guy you hired in 2008 and lost is claiming you dont have fire in the belly…

Odie1941 on May 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Huckabee had an obvious dislike of Romney in 2008. After Mitt’s no-win decision to carry the Romneycare albatross through 2012, maybe Huck lost his spoiler mojo.

Terrie on May 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

For some depressing reason, Huckabee has a popular show on the Lowest Common Denominator News network.
He’s be an idiot to walk away from hitting the lottery.

jjshaka on May 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

I still think he is running. An announcement so soon after the Mitt speech? It could be to say he’s not running, but if that was the case, why not wait a bit longer. Whereas, it would be much more effective to announce a campaign just two days after Mitt’s “I’m not sorry” speech, it would be the perfect opportunity for him to capitalize on it by styling himself as an opponent of the establishment (no snickers), and contrasting his view on Obamacare (and anything / everything else) with Romney’s.

Vyce on May 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Did you not read the comments in the headlines thread?

he is announcing the new american history product he has put together with someone for the kids to learn unbiased history.

karenhasfreedom on May 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Makes more sense than to announce a run. If he did, he’d run into a major equal access issue. Every Donk and GOP candidate will demand an hour’s variety show to make their announcement. For which Al Sharpton will glady demand, even if he has no intention of running.

Nope, the surprise announcement is just a shallow attempt to gin up audiences for a marketing pitch and further fatten lardo’s bank account. For the same reason Trump wanted a bigger turnout for the finale. That plus higher viewerships help in negotiating a larger production profits for next season’s show.

AH_C on May 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

2012 just doesn’t look good. Christie in ’16.

karlant on May 13, 2011 at 1:56 PM

I honestly don’t believe Christie would try and run a primary against President Palin, that would not be wise.

Brian1972 on May 13, 2011 at 2:04 PM

All election threads are Palin-threads. They’re good HA Capitalism. Other than that they have little redeeming or entertaining value…ok, sometimes they are a bit amusing.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Well this one actually is relevant to Palin. If Huckster opts to sit out 2012, she’d be crazy to not run unless she truly doesn’t want to be President(which I can completely understand after what she’s been through).

The social con vote will either go heavily towards Palin or Huck if either one runs. Newt’s got too much personal baggage. Santorum won’t get any traction(although I did like his debate performance). Cain has never held elected office which will be an issue. And T-Paw and Daniels bore the p-ss out of everyone.

Doughboy on May 13, 2011 at 2:04 PM

davek70 on May 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM

From the headlines thread.

karenhasfreedom on May 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM

I don’t trust Huckabee to write history either!

Oh my gosh. Can there be a more biased source than Mike Huckabee?

Kids will never have unbiased views. I guess if I can figure it out so can they.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 2:05 PM

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Yet you won’t respond when you post and someone can counter you.

blah.

upinak on May 13, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Now if we can just get Palin to stay away we can start to have a real discussion.

If not the circus continues.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

I can see your face turning green from my house….

idesign on May 13, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Last obstacle to Palin. Nomination is hers if she gets in..

davek70 on May 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Sadly, that’s exactly the opposite of what she says here: http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/05/governor-palin-on-the-record-with-martha-maccallum.html Skip to 8:50.

cynccook on May 13, 2011 at 2:06 PM

He’ll be disappointed. Rove has got Jeb all locked in for 2016.

a capella on May 13, 2011 at 2:02 PM

NO more Clintons, Bushs or Obamas, NONE!!!

These families are not royalty. Treat them like the rest of the people who have to go to the bathroom by themselves. They are supposed to be your servants but have forgotten all that.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Now if we can just get Palin to stay away we can start to have a real discussion.

If not the circus continues.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Stay away? Why would she do that?

She has a great shot at it. You must be afraid she can pull it off, or else you would be demanding she get into the race so some of these more “experienced” candidates can soundly defeat her with their “experience”, since time served in office is the most important thing in a candidate.

Brian1972 on May 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Well this one actually is relevant to Palin. If Huckster opts to sit out 2012, she’d be crazy to not run unless she truly doesn’t want to be President(which I can completely understand after what she’s been through).

The social con vote will either go heavily towards Palin or Huck if either one runs. Newt’s got too much personal baggage. Santorum won’t get any traction(although I did like his debate performance). Cain has never held elected office which will be an issue. And T-Paw and Daniels bore the p-ss out of everyone.

Doughboy on May 13, 2011 at 2:04 PM

in that case, let’s wait and see on the 2 year anniversary of her resignation from governorship. That’s when the “statute of limitations’ for the frivilous lawsuits hounding her runs out and judicially speaking, Alaska will be in her review mirror.

AH_C on May 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM

I am astonished that this clown even warrants coverage.

jake-the-goose on May 13, 2011 at 2:09 PM

He’ll be disappointed. Rove has got Jeb all locked in for 2016.

a capella on May 13, 2011 at 2:02 PM

I suppose you’re right about that, but immigration is going to hurt him to no end….

cynccook on May 13, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Last obstacle to Palin. Nomination is hers if she gets in..

davek70 on May 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM

nah there is still Mitch and Newt TPAw Cain still a lot of competition

unseen on May 13, 2011 at 2:11 PM

I predict a no. I dunno if he’s gonna take Beck’s spot but I wouldn’t give that to him either. I’d balance it out with some off-beat borderline entertainment news. That’s just me; FOX should nudge Hollyweird a bit and drag them to promos and interviews. Maybe not on that time slot but O’Reilly’s?

Or another hour of Shep? *GAG ME!*

ProudPalinFan on May 13, 2011 at 2:12 PM

I think he’s announcing that he’s the new spokesperson for Weight Watchers.

vcferlita on May 13, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Please Huckabee, go back to stuffing your face and spare us having to look at this:
http://crooksandliars.com/2007/12/16/huckabee-squashed-charges-against-his-son-for-stoning-hanging-dog

lonestar1 on May 13, 2011 at 2:12 PM

I still think he is running.

Vyce on May 13, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Another notch on your wall of inaccurate predictions? ;)

alwaysfiredup on May 13, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Brian1972 on May 13, 2011 at 2:07 PM

I just don’t know if she really wants to. I think she’s having a marvelous time hammering away from the sidelines. Watch that snip of the interview I linked above and tell me what you think…

cynccook on May 13, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Doughboy on May 13, 2011 at 2:04 PM

What about Bachmann>can’t count her out.

ProudPalinFan on May 13, 2011 at 2:14 PM

What about Bachmann>can’t count her out.

ProudPalinFan on May 13, 2011 at 2:14 PM

You can if Palin runs.

alwaysfiredup on May 13, 2011 at 2:14 PM

He’s not running. If he had told Fox he was leaving it would have leaked already.

Rocks on May 13, 2011 at 2:15 PM

nah there is still Mitch and Newt TPAw Cain still a lot of competition

unseen on May 13, 2011 at 2:11 PM

You forgot the sarc tag :)

davek70 on May 13, 2011 at 2:16 PM

What about Bachmann>can’t count her out.

ProudPalinFan on May 13, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Bachmann doesn’t have a prayer at the nomination. She’s running to raise her national profile and become a dark horse candidate for VP.

Doughboy on May 13, 2011 at 2:16 PM

He’ll make a good first lady for Newt….

Bradky on May 13, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Thinking this through a bit further, if he’s really decided not to run, why announce it publicly now? The 2012 speculation is good for his media profile and, presumably, for his ratings. If the Fox people are pressuring him, he could reassure them privately that he’s sticking with his show; they have an incentive to keep that hush-hush for the same reason Huck does, to keep his name in the news.

because having him around and still a possible candidate puts a big question mark on their efforts in covering the campaigns and getting in on debates.

Rocks on May 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Not necessarily. Gosh I dunno what is on her mind. Would be fun, after all she’s got a huge great family. Liberals would mock the “People’s House” and dub it “Full House”.

Gotta think like a lib and be one step ahead right now ;)

ProudPalinFan on May 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM

davek70 on May 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM

From the headlines thread.

karenhasfreedom on May 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM

I don’t trust Huckabee to write history either!

Oh my gosh. Can there be a more biased source than Mike Huckabee?

Kids will never have unbiased views. I guess if I can figure it out so can they.

petunia on May 13, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Don’t fret. I bet he doesn’t waste a word on The Mountain Meadow Massacre.

flyfisher on May 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM

I just don’t know if she really wants to. I think she’s having a marvelous time hammering away from the sidelines. Watch that snip of the interview I linked above and tell me what you think…

cynccook on May 13, 2011 at 2:14 PM

I watched it earlier this morning.

It’s still real early in her opinion, and I agree with her there.

When I watch that Wisconsin speech, I think she will get in.

If Huck stays out, I can’t help but think it makes her more likely to become #1 in Iowa, with some footpounding campaigning there.

She is the best at retail politics of anybody who is or might run.

I would love top watch her storm into Iowa and come out #1 soon after.

Brian1972 on May 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM

BTW, I was the one who posted that Conroy tweeted piece in the headlines… but FOX is all but confirming now he’s making an announcement about a POTUS run. I think the educational thing is just another event he’ll be pushing on the other FOX appearances.

He’s out folks.

davek70 on May 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Bachmann doesn’t have a prayer at the nomination. She’s running to raise her national profile and become a dark horse candidate for VP.

Doughboy on May 13, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Yes! BTW some are drafting West for 2012. Won’t post the site but it’s out there.

ProudPalinFan on May 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM

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unseen on May 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Yes! BTW some are drafting West for 2012. Won’t post the site but it’s out there.

ProudPalinFan on May 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM

West isn’t playing.

Brian1972 on May 13, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Wouldn’t it be problematic to use his Fox show to announce a presidential run? If he did, wouldn’t Fox be giving him a platform and, therefore, wouldn’t that count as an in-kind campaign contribution? Isn’t that why Fox terminated its relationships with Santorum and Gringrich?

To me, the fact that the announcement will be on his show means either that it isn’t related to the presidential primary or that it’s an announcement that he’s not running.

SwampYankee on May 13, 2011 at 2:22 PM

I know…Hope Palin drags him as VP.

ProudPalinFan on May 13, 2011 at 2:22 PM

The social con vote will either go heavily towards Palin or Huck if either one runs. Newt’s got too much personal baggage. Santorum won’t get any traction(although I did like his debate performance). Cain has never held elected office which will be an issue. And T-Paw and Daniels bore the p-ss out of everyone.

Doughboy on May 13, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Don’t dismiss Cain’s appeal to social cons. Many feel burned by traditional politicians. And for what it’s worth, people in my church have been talking about Heman Cain for a while. I occasionally hear Sarah Palin’s name. No one ever mentions Huckabee.

flyfisher on May 13, 2011 at 2:23 PM

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