(CNN) - Mike Huckabee shot down rumors Friday he was reconsidering a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, saying on Fox News Channel that the speculation was "news to him," and that he didn't think he would be able to muster a successful campaign.
"I do not see a path for me, either financially or organizationally," Huckabee said of a potential run.
He continued, "There have been people talking to me and encouraging me since I announced that I wasn't running before. I'm not having any meetings, I'm not talking to anybody. I'm happy with the decision I've made."
Huckabee originally announced he wasn't running on his own Fox News program in May. At the time, he said his heart wasn't in the race.
"All the factors say go, but my heart says no," he said at the time. "And that's the decision I've made."
Huckabee ran for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, winning the Iowa caucuses but ultimately dropping out after Sen. John McCain became the presumptive nominee.