Skip to comments.Report: Huckabee not running for President in 2012?
Posted on 02/09/2011 7:18:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
In what could be a potential giveaway to Gov. Mick Huckabees 2012 aspirations, Race42012 has reported that Huckabees presidential committee Huckabee for President, Inc has filed termination paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Though Mike Huckabees political action committee HuckPAC is still an entity and has filed its normal year end report, this could show clear signs that Mike Huckabee has decided not to seek the office of President in 2012. However, this could also mean that Mike Huckabee is in fact gearing up for a 2012 run, with a possible re-structure of committee. I also said earlier, that if Mike Huckabee doesnt run, it could put Sarah Palin in the lead for the GOP Nomination.
Race 4 2012 Said:
I must add an important caveat: as I am not thoroughly versed in FEC campaign laws, it is not precisely clear what this filing means but we will keep digging to find out. Closing this committee could be indicative of Gov. Huckabee retiring old debts incurred in his 2008 presidential run in order to open a new committee for his 2012 campaign, or it could simply be the settling of old accounts. The timing, however, is interesting. Stay tuned for more details and analysis as the situation becomes more clear. As Drudge says, developing
View the FEC filings here
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Mike carried a lot of weight with the constituency. His absence from the primaries should help to disambiguate the debates.
His TV program is a worthwhile endeavor and alternative to a political career.
It sounds as though the Huckster has figured out that the way Republicans are trashing one another right now, the commie libs are going to kick our asses in 2012 anyway. I agree with him.
Judging by the last monthly filing on record, “Huckabee for President, Inc.” has seen very little financial activity of late, and appears to be an inactive “legacy” organization. This just looks like he was closing out his 2008 campaign apparatus, which he would be doing whether or not he is running in 2012.
I don’t think you can read much into the timing, either. The candidates are just now starting to gear up in Iowa, so this seems like as logical a time as any for Huckabee to clear the books if he’s running.
I’m not sure whether Huckabee is running or not, but I really don’t think this means anything.
Great - I won’t have to keep reminding people of the four cops that Huckabee all but condemned to death due to his HORRIBLE JUDGMENT.
Now, if Daniels (the guy who thinks it’s cool to sell of his Interstates to foreign ownership with monopoly protection) just quits, I’ll be a happy camper.
If Huck doesn’t run it will tell us all that he is a true patriot who doesn’t want to once again screw up the pool of candidates.
I really hope he doesn’t let us down. I want to like and respect him and this is his chance to do the right thing by not running. Huck really is a bend an elbow with a beer kind of guy and it just sad he has spent to much time on Capitol Hill he sees capitulation as “reaching across the aisle.”
Romney would get my lifelong admiration if he were also to not run. But that ain’t gonna not happen, will it?
I’ll be very surprised if Huckabee doesn’t run. He sees himself at the top of lots of GOP polls and he has an ego. He did very well last time, winning several states.
‘Willard’ is Mitt Romney’s first name. It’s also a horror movie about a guy named Willard who commanded an army of rats.
Actually the whole 2008 field needs to get lost, doubly so for the father of ObamaCare though.
The media thinks Mr. RINOcare is a just fabulous candidate. Yeah, let’s let the media set up the lamest candidate to get stomped like a narc at a biker rally a la John McLame.
Thank you, Jesus!!
McCain’s 2008 campaign was showing very poor attendance, finances in the red, and was showing every sign of being on the ropes right up until everybody quit and threw him the nomination. I’d like to know what powers were at work there. That was the biggest joke I’ve ever seen in my life.
He just bought a $3.5 million dollar home in Florida. Hard to make payments on that without a job.
Nope, Mr. RINOcare will step right in it and the media will puff him up like there’s no tomorrow to get a Palin defeat.
I’ll bet he jumps in at the last minute because “the people have spoken”. I heard this corndog on Laura Ingraham a few weeks ago. There’s no way he isn’t running. He was talking himself up as a legitimate candidate so bad that I nearly had to stop the car to laugh.
Huckleberry is an OK guy, just not to run for Prez. He’ll be much more valuable as a supporting actor.
Yep, if the Huckster drops that is good news for Palin. We cannot afford to split votes this time. Not that big spender Huck was worth voting for—but he is a strong candidate because he is a slick talker.
Huckabee is going to run. I’d bet the farm on it.
If he does not win, he will run as an independent on his own dime. The man wants to be POTUS so bad he will stop at nothing.
Only defeat will end his goal.
Read the documents filed with the FEC. They tell you all they need to know.
The only contribution he had recently was from Huckabee himself for $41K on 12/27/2010. The only PAC expenditures were the cancellation of two outstanding voided checks and payment of three bills to his advisors, all done on 12/30/2010.
This leaves Huckabee for President, Inc. with NO assets and no liabilities. None. No cash in the bank, no amounts owed to it or by it. The legal entity itself is still active
In accounting and law this is known as liquidation. See
If hes planning to run, why not keep at least some money in the bank to avoid any service charges (or to pay them if theyre not that much), to pay his advisors to file the routine paperwork, and to show that he still has some interest?
Right now I would bet on Obama winning reelection, but Republicans otherwise doing well, recapturing the Senate.
If FR is any indication, you are certainly correct about the Republican infighting. Lots of ugly "Purity First" threads on FR these days, where RINOs seem to rank below Marxists. The strategy: Don't try to point out where RINOs are wrong, just label them as vermin. Oh yes, that will work.
As for Huckabee, I can only hope this story is true.
Be still my beating heart.....too much good news is assaulting my tender ears and I would fain swoon.
I have a feeling he is going to disappoint, but I hope I am wrong. I have said he is all about Mike, I would love to be wrong about him, seriously!!
I think he will not endorse Sarah...sorry just has been my gut feeling all along, and I hope I am wrong.
I think he is running
Maybe Huck would rather work on a cook book with Michelle O?
Huckabee can't start campaign for 2012 until he closes out 08, says Hogan Gidley-Huck PAC director http://ht.ly/3TD9J via Politico
Would make an excellent VP for someone. Who? I have no clue.
Could be that Jeb is deciding that he can beat Obama. If Governor Bush gets the GOP nomination, at this point, he will be the third member of his family to be President.
Huck not running? Good.
I wouldn’t go that far with “supporting actor” thing, maybe some cabinet spot.
AMES IOWA STRAW POLL IN AUGUST
Bachmann, Thune, Pawlenty, Santorum: this is the event that will thin that list to one or no survivor.
And I give the gold ring to whomever can go to New Hampshire and demolish Mitt early in year, before the fall. First order of business is to stop Mitt.
Has she declared that she is running? If not, how could he endorse her?
That would be a first, wouldn't it?
I heard that one of the Harrisons is thinking about getting in ...
I wish it were true but I don’t believe it. Huck is running. He only cares about himself.
Agree. Great guy, but not prez material.
I still believe that the deck was stacked for McCain in 2008 as his price for not running against Bush in 2004. If you'll recall, McCain had a long ponderous time deciding not to run with the media egging him on until he decided not to and gave George that famous onstage hug.
I believe a deal was struck by the Bush camp in 2004 that they would stand clear of the 2008 race. Almost never does a two-term president not set the stage for his successor (usually his VP). Reagan did it. Clinton did it. Eisenhauer did it. For some strange reason, Bush didn't. That makes me think a deal was struck to clear the path for McCain and that's how we were stuck with him.
Yes, it would.
PLEASE! Let it be SO!
What evidence is there? He didn't do it in 2008 when McCain "won" the nomination.
“If Governor Bush gets the GOP nomination, at this point, he will be the third member of his family to be President.”
Correction.....Forth...... Barbara Bush is the Grandaughter of Franklin Pierce......
Besides Palin and Bachman, none of these repubs, Rinos or whatnot generate any electricity at all. That 2008 line up was a snooze fest, and looks like its going to be more of the same. Obama wins re-election hands down if its Romney or the Huckster. He probably still wins anyway regardless of who it is.
Huck’s likeable fellow alright, but not what we need now. We need someone with some mojo, and the guts to put a choke hold on these socialists. Someone willing to stare them in the eye, and tell them to go ...themselves. Not on my watch!
And he's a big-time big-government lib who believes that the government exists as a tool for others to run our lives.
Huck bothers me even more than Romney, but why should anyone care how old a presidential candidate thinks the Earth is?