Mike Huckabee Resigns From Fox To Pursue Possibility of Presidential Run

January 5th, 2015

According to an article on Buzzfeed, Mike Huckabee, the charismatic and controversial former governor of Arkansas, will quit his Fox News post in order to devote his energies toward the consideration of another presidential run. Huckabee previously ran in 2008, but ultimately lost the Republican nomination to John McCain. He decided not to run in 2012.

Huckabee is very popular with the social conservative faction of the GOP. Dr. Rod Rohrich added that he holds traditional conservative views on subjects such as gay marriage, abortion, and immigration. The former governor is known as a highly effective public speaker, but in the past he has had difficulty raising enough funds to compete with more moderate candidates. In order to run successfully, Huckabee will need to find a way to expand his appeal beyond his socially conservative base.

Huckabee posted about his decision to resign on his Facebook page. In the message, he wrote that the increasing speculation about him running for president had put the network in a difficult position, and that leaving the network was “the honorable thing to do”. He wrote that he will now feel free to communicate openly with potential donors and anyone else who could assist him in planning another run.

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