Sunday, October 02, 2011

Huckabee Asked to Run for President by Supporters

Yet another candidate?:
Mike Huckabee has been approached by conservative activists unhappy with the current crop of Republican and presidential hopefuls, sources told Reuters, but the former Arkansas governor said he is not seriously considering a run.

Many polls show President Barack Obama ahead of his potential rivals in 2012, forcing Republicans to look outside the current field of candidates for a possible challenger, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

After Reuters reported that Huckabee had been approached recently, he said he was unlikely to enter the race.

"I don't see it happening," Huckabee told Fox News, unless he said, someone presented him with 50 million dollars up front. "I don't see the pathway financially and organizationally, you know, to get there."

But the conservative Huckabee, who appeals to evangelical Christians and is seen as an effective campaigner, had been weighing the idea, according to two sources who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity.

"He is entertaining the request for conversations about it," one of the sources close to Huckabee said. "I do not think it is a complete 100 percent 'I'm reconsidering' but he hasn't shut the door on it."
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