TIME: Huckabee e-mail hints at 'yes' decision
May 14th, 2011
11:56 AM ET
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TIME: Huckabee e-mail hints at 'yes' decision

(TIME)-First on The Page: An e-mail from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee seems to lean the potential presidential candidate more in the "yes" direction.

The e-mail to his inner circle states:

Tomorrow night (Saturday) I will announce the next step in my plans for 2012 during my show on the Fox News Channel. I would like to be able to call you or email you personally and in advance of the announcement, but due to the fact that the decision was not finalized until today and that I committed to Fox that I will absolutely not release it prior to doing so on the channel, that became impractical.


Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee • Time.com
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    Uh, NO.

    May 14, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. rusty155

    It doesn't madder he won't win. And I don't think he running because he hadn't Quit his Jobs ON FOX CHANNEL that sucks.

    May 14, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. Len

    Yea!!! Another Fox News member! The things that he has said about the President ensures that he is not a religious individual. Another right wing individual with old ideas!!!

    May 14, 2011 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  4. Bradley

    Why do we even give this guy coverage? It's already mid-May, and so far only two Repubs have jumped into the race. I say we stop covering the others unless they actually grow some balls and say "I'm running!"

    May 14, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  5. GAry Walter

    Run Mike Run! Huckabee 2012!

    May 14, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. malikskyy

    The entire republican fields of presidential candidates are like bacon without the sizzle, bottles of champagne without corks; they have been compared to a tool shed full of dull tools, when they enter a luxury hotel for a penthouse conference­, they have to take the stairs because the elevator doesn’t go beyond the second floor. They are the most uninteresting politicians in the world. They don’t always drink beer, but when they do they drink Dos Equis’.

    May 14, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    He cannot be a candidate and a television host at the same time. End of Huck 2012.

    May 14, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  8. OneMoreTime

    If he runs there will be a lot more questions than if he decides not to. For instance, not too long ago he said it would be
    hard to give up a "lucrative" job. So is he giving it up, or is there some secret deal with Faux to keep him on the
    payroll. How will he pay for his 3M home much less the upkeep when he moves in. His book sales are not that
    great. So, will be interesting. I just don't trust this guy, much less Faux. (Ticker won't like this comment either).

    May 14, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  9. fayse

    Mr. Huckabee, you should keep your day job at Fox. We already have a President and he is doing a good job. Why would we want to go backwards. Your anti abortion stance will not endear you to the majority of American women. And, thats only one of the many reasons you won't be elected. You tried it in 2008 and failed miserably.

    May 14, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  10. J

    I agree GI Joe. Uh, NO!!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    May 14, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  11. Bill, NY

    Unfit for the office. Pure and simple

    May 14, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  12. erh


    May 14, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  13. esteban gunolaz

    Legal minds are working to the appeal the new US Georgia state immigration law set to take effect in July. This appeal will go to the USA Supreme Court after Circuit courts on grounds this law violates basic Constitutional laws and among them a few of the first Ten Amendments. This law is not right and should be stopped totally! We will keep you posted!

    May 14, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  14. ST

    Huckabee can not make to the White House. What made him fail last time, will be the same this time as well!

    May 14, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  15. john oluwa

    huckabee ran a decent clean campaign during the 2008 elections and that's what endeared him to the hearts of people,but ever since he started hanging with the birther crowd and saying inaccurate things just to score cheap political points.i have lost respect for him and i'm sure majority feel the same way

    May 14, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  16. willard

    Repubic are better encomony that obama cause he have too much problems weak

    May 14, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. Jerry

    HOPE from Hope for America!

    May 14, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  18. sonny c.

    The longer the Repubs. fight among themselves about who is their "Anointed One", the better for Obama. Oh yeah, finding Bin Laden after W. gave up doesn't hurt either. Or the American Public realizing that the Repubs. are unquestionably following the mantra of their "Leader", El Rusho, & opposing ANY tax increases on anybody to fight their new Bogeyman, the Deficit, won't help either. Or the realization that it was W & Mitch Daniels who started the Deficit Snowball rolling after being given a Surpus in 2000.

    May 14, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  19. Christian

    This does look positive! Run Mike Run!
    No other announced or potential candidate is as perfectly capable of defeating Obama as Mike Huckabee. He's got the experience, the issues, the personality, the communication skills...this guy is a winner!

    May 14, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  20. ThinkAgain

    All this hinting around ... besides his neanderthal attitudes about science and his total lack of understanding about the explicit separation of church and state in the US Constitution, not to mention the guy's a food addict, he shows no class or leadership with his inability to just make a decision.

    May 14, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  21. Josylad

    He will be a good candidate.

    May 14, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  22. Josylad

    I mean he will lose to the Democrat though but he the best the Republicans have

    May 14, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |