Grover Norquist: Palin and Huckabee won't run for president

“I don’t think Huckabee’s running. … And I don’t think the lady from Alaska’s running,” Norquist told The Hill in a sit-down interview on Wednesday.

Both Palin and Huckabee “appear to be thinking about it,” the longtime conservative activist said, but neither is staffing up in such a way to suggest that they’ll eventually run.

Both former governors might be better-suited to keep their name in the running and maintain their influence in the GOP by keeping their name in the race for 2016, Norquist suggested, even if they pass on a race next year.