Huckabee weighs in on Thomson's candidacy.
(CNN) - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said Sunday that voters' expectations might be too high for Fred Thompson's run for the Republican presidential nomination.
Weighing in on Thompson's likely candidacy on Fox News Sunday, Huckabee said "Well, let's just hope Fred decides it's just too hot this summer to even do this. Maybe he won't get in. But if he does, I think he's going to suck a lot of the oxygen out of the room when he first comes in. But I'm not sure I'd want to be in his position where the expectations are simply just sky-high for him to be able to perform."
"People are expecting him to basically come in and be the fifth head on Mount Rushmore. Whether he can live up to that - I think there's a real challenge for anybody to live up to that, including if Ronald Reagan were to come back," he told Chris Wallace. "I'm not sure he could live up to Ronald Reagan's persona and image at this stage."
- CNN Political Desk Editor Mark Norman