(CNN) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Sunday he remains undecided about another presidential run in 2012, but called the possibility "less likely than more likely."
Appearing on "FOX News Sunday," Huckabee noted the election is almost three years away and that, regardless of what happens between now and then, President Barack Obama will be a tough opponent.
"It's hard to say. A lot of it depends on how the elections turn out next year," Huckabee said of the 2010 mid-term vote expected to bring some Republican gains in Congress.
A recent USA Today/Gallup poll showed Huckabee was the front-runner among possible Republican nominees for 2012. However, Huckabee said he would need assurances that the Republican Party would unite behind his candidacy, unlike 2008 when he was considered an outsider by the GOP mainstream.
"It's less likely than more likely," Huckabee said of running for the GOP nomination again. Besides, he said, he's got a good job now.
"The reason I wouldn't is this FOX gig I've got right now ... is really, really wonderful," Huckabee said of his talk show on the network.
"Jumping into the pool, you've got to make sure there's some water in it," he said, later adding: "It's a wonderful experience, but I am nowhere near ready to say that's what I want to do three years from now."
My wife and I will vote for Huckabee.
Personal to bev:
You keep telling yourself all that garbage as spewed by right-wing radio, and you'll confirm just how smart you aren't.
This Republican jokers must find something useful to mankind to do instead of supporting wars and foreign occupations.
Senator Lugar says delay healthcare reform and focus on going to fight the Afghan war. That is a real Republican for you. They do not see anything wrong in fighting a $75 billion military imperialism in Afghanistan but do not want health care reform
Very soon the American troops sent to Afghanistan would ask themselves, why are we sacrificing our lifes for Afghanistan and that is when these war thirsty, blood hungry politicians and generals would start paying the price from the American public!!!!
To valwayne, sorry but Bush and Cheney already drove this country into an econmic and foreign policy disaster. Where were you for the 8 years they were in office. Just like a Repurb to not take responsibility. Always good at blaming someone else for THEIR mistakes. Just look at where this county was when Bush took over and where it was when he left. It's real simple if you're smart enough.
Robert Harrold November 29th, 2009 4:32 pm ET
"My wife and I will vote for Huckabee."
Mr. Harrold, I'm sure your little wifie will do whatever YOU tell her to do, isn't that right?
Huck is a pretty slick articulate fella. But we already had one of those from Arkansas. I don't think we need another one.
The same people who toss out terms like 'Marxism' and 'Communism' and 'Socialism' at every turn are the same people who fear all Muslims are terrorists and that Jesus Christ was an American. The GOP counts on this level of global perspective to survive.
Thankfully, these past few years, the global media put these 'values voters’ on display and showed the world the real 'Red State' America; a world that laughed long and hard.
Can we stop speculating about 2012 primaries and focus on the problems of NOW?!?!?!
This entire media hype is very frustrating. It's 3 years away for goodness sake!!!!
What else GOP can do? They very much depend on their religious extremist base. And this base keeps shrinking. I am a lifelong atheist, and most of my educated friends are atheists too. And our kids find it easier to believe in Santa than in more incredible myths...