Huckabee Makes Decision… He’s Not Running! (Video)
UPDATE: Here’s the announcement.
Former governor Mike Huckabee is going to announce this evening on his show whether he is going to throw his hat into the ring and run for the presidency as the republican candidate.
Last night he wrote an e-mail to his inner circle.
Tomorrow night (Saturday) I will announce the next step in my plans for 2012 during my show on the Fox News Channel. I would like to be able to call you or email you personally and in advance of the announcement, but due to the fact that the decision was not finalized until today and that I committed to Fox that I will absolutely not release it prior to doing so on the channel, that became impractical.
A lot of information and speculation was already rampant in the press today, and it frankly isn’t fair to you to tell you the details and then put you in the awkward position of saying you didn’t know (which at that point wouldn’t be true) or saying you did know, but couldn’t reveal or discuss it.
It was this afternoon before I could even get word to all of my own children and even now, the executive producer of my show and the staff and crew of the show don’t know and won’t until I actually do the final preparation literally minutes before I share the decision live Saturday night.
I will look forward to speaking with you soon and once I fulfill my sworn obligation to Fox, I will be free to discuss things that I can’t now due to promises to them and to some possible legal considerations of the announcement.
Many friends have said, “how can we help you in the decision?” My answer has consistently been, “Pray that I have clarity.” I have it and will share it Saturday night during the show. Please be patient if I don’t respond immediately to an email because I expect that once I pull the trigger Saturday night, things will get even crazier, as if that’s possible.
My heartfelt thanks for your friendship, prayers, and support,
Will he or won’t he?
UPDATE…He’s not running. He says his “heart is not in it”.
UPDATE II: Surprise Donald Trump cameo appearance on Fox News immediately following Huckabee’s announcement. Trump congratulated him on his decision to not run. He wished Huckabee well.