Mike Huckabee won't run in 2012

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  1. TomVols

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    If you are a fan of his on Facebook, he posted a long detailed message which explains his decision. I am sad, because in caucus, I voted for him before the Obamanation got in.
     
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    I'm not at all surprised by this. Long explanation or not, he knew from the get go he was trounced severely the last time and he does not have the support this time. He's also got a great gig going with Fox News which he would have to give up to run for President.

    I do not think he is charismatic enough of a politician to beat Obama and we need someone truly charismatic to gather in the voters to win.
     
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    Unfortunately that "gift" of being charismatic is almost a prerequisite to become President - a "gift" that Obama does have.
     
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    I am also surprised at this news. I always thought that Huckabee had a chance to win the nomination.
     
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    I agree, and I think he could've given Obama huge problems in the general.
    Trounced? Didn't he finish 3rd in the GOP primary field in '08? And compared to McCain and Romney, Huckabee oozes charisma. He's personally engaging, every bit as much as Obama.

    I doubt very seriously his one hr a week on Fox is more appealing than being POTUS.
     
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    Anyone who wants the job of president is almost as crazy as someone who wants to be a god which is also a fair argument against the LDS.
     
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    I hate this. He was the only Republican I'd have voted for that has put their hat in so far. I hope they come up with someone better than eye of Newt, Romney or McCain. :rolleyes:
     
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    So happy he didn't bite. Believe he is too honest and did not have a call from God, at least for 2012.
     
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    Yes, I stand by trounced. The definition of which is defeated heavily. Winning 8 states out of 50, winning 20% out of 100% of the vote, only half the number of votes of McCain....yes, that's trounced. As for the charisma issue, I don't disagree with your assessment of his charisma as compared to the others mentioned. HOWEVER, he doesn't come close to Obama's and that's the one that needs to be bet in 2012.
     
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    Hopes are high.
     
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    I'll probably vote for Ron Paul.
     
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    #13 revmwc, May 15, 2011
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    Hey, I saw Cain on Fox news....I think it was a (shudder) Glen Beck show - and I was impressed.
     
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    Oh, Bill; and I was just begining to have high hopes for you....
     
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    Shame about Huckabee not running; at least we knew he was a Christian instead of just paying lip-service to the concept.
     
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    Hate to see Brother Huckabee bow out

    would still love to see Condy run on the Repub's ticket!! At least she would be a "sight for sore eyes" in the Oval Office:thumbs::thumbs: And I'm sure theres a live birth certificate she can put her hands on somewere here in Alabama!!!:type: She's probably a lot like my wife---carries it around in her purse "just in case!!!!"
     
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    Salty - what's the down side of Ron Paul winning besides being a "gold bug?"
     
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    Cain certainly made a good first time out impression. He is a natural born standup comedian.
     
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    Not a bad choice. Ron Paul also of the heart, and as President would not deviate from his goal to brighten our future.
     
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