|Mike Huckabee Launches 'A Simple Government"
|Feb. 24, 2011--Former Gov. Mike
Huckabee launched his new book, "A Simple Government," in a newsmaker
event at the National Press Club. Huckabee answered the question
he said he is being asked "not once, not ten times, but
a hundred times: are you going to run for president?" A number of
observers and pundits have recently suggested that
Huckabee, who is enjoying his television career, might not make another
president; for example just yesterday Howard Kurtz penned a column
"Five Reasons Mike Huckabee Isn't Running for President" in The Daily Beast (+).
said running for president "is very much an option that I am
considering, and I'm
seriously and genuinely contemplating it." He said how the book
fares will figure into his calculations, discussed other factors
weighing into his considerations, and noted that Bill Clinton had not
launched his succesful campaign until October 1991.
"This is an attempt on my part to say here I stand. Here's what I believe. And the question that you probably want to ask is: are you going to run? The question that I have for America is: do you think this message resonates with you? If it does, that gives me a whole lot more encouragement to go put myself through the sausage grinder of the campaign." more
|Huckabee's book tour
takes him to 13 states, mostly in the South, over two weeks; he will be
starting in the key state of Iowa on Feb. 27 and also making stops in
South Carolina, but no New Hampshire stops are currently scheduled.