The PJ Tatler

Huck's hint was for a 'no'

So he pulled the trigger on…keeping his show and pretty much doing what’s he has been doing for a couple of years. Unless he’s planning to take over Beck’s spot. I frankly don’t get the “things will get even crazier than they already are” line in his written-to-be-leaked email now. How do things get crazier by maintaining the status quo?

“All the factors say go, but my heart says no,” Huckabee, who was considered the GOP frontrunner in several national polls, said on his Fox News Channel show.

The show is normally prerecorded before it airs at 8pm, but Huckabee saved the last 10 minutes of tonight’s broadcast to make his announcement live.

“The past few months have been times of deep personal reflection,” Huckabee said. “Even though I wasn’t actively establishing a campaign organization or seeking financial support to run again, polls have consistently put me at or near the top to be the Republican nominee.”

“But I know that under the best of circumstances, being President is a job that takes one to the limit of his or her human capacity,” he continued. “I can’t know or predict the future, but I know for now my answer is clear and firm:  I will not seek the Republican nomination for President this year.”

Well. I guess we’ll see what the feint did for his ratings.