Mike Huckbee’s Eye on 2016

14 December 2013 |permalink | email article

The former governor of Arkansas has not been among Republicans frequently named as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, but “I’m keeping the door open and would like that to change.” In an interview last week in Little Rock he said “the focus needs to be on 2014, but I’m focus of the fact that there’s a real opportunity for me.” A Christian conservative who made a splash by winning the 2008 Iowa caucuses before seeing his cash-run short bid overwhelmed in subsequent states said he would not run win again unless he could finance a durable campaign. While a strict conservative on social issues, Huckabee, 58, has been criticized by fiscal conservative organizations over his economic record. He remains contemptuous of such groups as the Club of Growth. “Does the Republican Party want to win elections or fight each other in “a purity war,” he asked. For it’s part the Club of Growth on Friday waited little time in reviving longstanding criticisms of Huckabee. Asked if he was financially comfortable enough to give up his lucrative television job, Huckabee conceded that this was ” a big issue.”

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