(CNN) - At least one potential presidential contender is openly fearing a White House bid from Sarah Palin.
"No question, she will be a very, very strong presence and force, if she gets in," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told reporters in Des Moines, Iowa Sunday, according to the Des Moines Register. "You know, she may run away with it. And that's one of those things everyone needs to be prepared for."
"If I get in, I prefer she not and that she endorse me," joked the 2008 presidential candidate who himself turned the race upside down with his win in Iowa on a shoestring budget.
Palin makes a stop of her own in Des Moines next weekend to promote her new book, "America by Heart."
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee knows Iowa politics about as well as any potential presidential candidate.