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It’s Official: Huckabee’s Not In the Running

I am not a huge fan of “Huckabee”, the Fox News talk show that is hosted by Mike Huckabee.

When it first aired I watched it fairly regularly, and actually liked it quite well. Over time, it has become quite frustrating how many times each show airs over the course of one weekend. It’s the same ole stuff on yet another channel. However, there are times that I do still tune in to see a certain guest he may have on.

Tonight was one of those rare times when I wanted to tune in to hear the much awaited announcement from Mike Huckabee- will he, or won’t he run for President in 2012.

I have not been a huge fan of the possibility of  Governor Huckabee running for President. Quite honestly I am sick and tired of the “same ole establishment“. I want fresh faces, fresh ideas. Maybe I’m hoping for too much.

At the end of this weekend’s “Huckabee”, Mike Huckabee came on live, rather than pre-recording his announcement as he does the rest of his show. I had read an article previously in the day saying there was speculation that he would not be running. Others proclaimed that he would certainly run.

Finally, Mike Huckabee himself made it official: He will not run for President in the 2012 election.

As we sat there watching the announcement, I let out a victory yell, hands in the air and all. My husband asked me why I did not like him so much, even after the heart felt speech he gave explaining his decision.

I had to concede that yes, maybe I was wrong, given the speech he gave. I was actually quite impressed with what he had to say.

This is a quote from his announcement speech:

“All the factors say go, but my heart says no.”

He talked of praying extensively over the decision, which I have no doubt he did.  He said that he had a complete and unexplainable peace that anyone who is a Christian knows is the “peace that passes all understanding” (Philippians 4:7).

I will refrain from what I told my husband my reason was from not wanting him to run. It is strictly a personal opinion- an impression- that I get from him. I do not know him personally, so I cannot speak to his true personal character.

And so, the race goes on… without Mike Huckabee.

 

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