Mike Huckabee: I will not seek a presidential nomination

May 15, 2011

By Ralph Z. Hallow-The Washington Times

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday night he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination despite a long publicity build-up that he orchestrated, dropping hints along the way that he would take the plunge.

The announcement rendered mute for the moment a dispute legal experts were having over whether he could use his own Fox News TV show to announced a run for the nomination.

“I will not seek the Republican nomination for president this year,” Mr. Huckabee said on his show on Saturday night.

“My heart says no,” he said but added that he intends to help other republican candidates.

He said it was unthinkable that he would undertake a run for the GOP nomination without the Lord’s blessings – and that rather than the certain knowledge that his wife and children would come in for “brutal” and “savage” attacks if he ran caused him to say no.

He said his wife actually encouraged him to run.

But David Lane, a long-time Huckabee friend who organizes pastors around the country for conservative causes, was not surprised at the decision.

To read more, visit:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/14/legal-experts-odds-huckabee-announcement/

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