The race for the White House in 2012 has begun. With a few questions left to answer, I think the biggest one is Mike Huckabee and it looks like that answer will be made shortly before 9 p.m. tonight. Former Governor Mike Huckabee is someone we need to run for president, especially against President Obama.
Tonight, the former Governor turned television host will make an important message on his Fox News Channel Show “Huckabee.” People who are closest to Huckabee don’t even know his decision. Ed Rollins who is considered one of his closest advisors has said that it would seem that Huckabee is going to take a pass on 2012. However, Governor Huckabee has been quite tight lipped up to this moment.
It would seem that Huckabee, and more than likely members of his family are the only ones that know his true intentions. Officials at Fox News are even out of the loop, with Huckabee saying that his own Executive producer has no idea what the announcement is going to be.
Tonight is definitely the biggest in the very young 2012 campaign.
Either way, Huckabee’s decision is going to set the tone for the rest of the election. On one hand, if Huckabee decides that he is going to throw his hat into the ring for the White House he will probably be getting into a race where he is the presumed front runner. His poll numbers are consistently first or second with Mitt Romney usually being up there with him.
From my point-of-view, Mike Huckabee needs to run in 2012. He is one of the perfect people to run in the GOP primary. He is charismatic, and will bring some life into the campaign. As a member of the Republican Party, I am going to be watching Huckabee very closely. I believe that along with Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Mitch Daniels these are the ones that would be worth watching.
Now, if Huckabee decides that 2012 just is not for him things would also turn out to be very interesting. Who would receive the highly coveted social conservative vote? Huckabee who is an ordained Baptist Minister is assumed to be the person who social conservatives would flock to at this time. However, even on Bill O’Reilly’s show last night, Huckabee mentioned that the economy would be the central part to anyone’s campaign at this time.
Ultimately, I believe that Huckabee will decide to run tonight. I believe that the factors surrounding his decision tonight are just too strong for him to pass up on this possible run. While although I feel as if it is too early to make an endorsement, I feel tonight’s decision one way or another will make things begin to move much faster. All I can say is folks, tonight is the real beginning of 2012 one way or another. But like I said, I think he is in!