Huckabee to 2012: No Thanks

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In my opinion, Huckabee was Obama’s biggest threat in 2012 given his personal appeal and ideas like the Fair Tax, which could be an easy populist sell in difficult times.

From Fox News:

“All the factors say go, but my heart says no,” Huckabee, who was considered the GOP frontrunner in several national polls, said on his Fox News Channel show. […]

“The past few months have been times of deep personal reflection,” Huckabee said. “Even though I wasn’t actively establishing a campaign organization or seeking financial support to run again, polls have consistently put me at or near the top to be the Republican nominee.”

“But I know that under the best of circumstances, being President is a job that takes one to the limit of his or her human capacity,” he continued. “I can’t know or predict the future, but I know for now my answer is clear and firm: I will not seek the Republican nomination for President this year.”

Here’s the video…

Another reason for this? Huckabee is a VERY smart guy and sees that it’ll be really hard to beat Obama in 2012 given how disorganized the GOP is right now when it comes to the POTUS run. So…why not let Romney run, try to explain his healthcare decisions in Massachusetts and then fail? That takes out his biggest rival. Meanwhile, he has his TV show, continues to spread the gospel of Huckabee and build his base.

Then, in 2016, when there’s no clear Dem frontrunner (certainly not Joe Biden) you can bet Huckabee will be throwing his hat in the ring. I can almost guarantee it.

What are your thoughts?