Huckabee tosses his hat in the 2016 ring


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Huckabee announces 2016 White House bid, with focus on economy and security

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced Tuesday he is running for president, delivering an economy- and security-centered message that he hopes will appeal to everyday Americans and distinguish him from the already-crowded Republican field.

Huckabee, who is embarking on his second presidential run, made the announcement in his hometown of Hope, Ark. In a 30-minute speech that focused on his humble beginnings, Huckabee vowed to end “stagnant wages,” protect Medicare and defeat radical Islamic terrorism.

“Folks cannot seem to get ahead or even stay even,” he said.

Huckabee, a former Baptist minister, ran for president in 2008, winning eight states including the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses before running out of money and exiting the race.

“Folks, it’s a long way from a little brick rented house on Second Street in Hope, Arkansas, to the White House,” he said. "But here in this small town called Hope, I was raised to believe where a person started didn't mean that is where he had to stop. I always believed that kid could go from hope to higher ground."

The 59-year-old Huckabee has a strong following among the party’s evangelical Christian base but this time will face stiff competition for that vote from such primary candidates as Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas.

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I would love for him to be president, but even the republican party will be doing it's best to see that he's not
choosen as the republican to face off against Hillary. He's got a hard road to hoe, but yeah I'd vote for him.


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As much as I would love a pastor as President, it seems out of step with the times. It makes me wonder, does Huckabee read and believe prophecy?

I thought he was doing a great job with his show on FoxNews. I don't think he should have quit it, I think he underestimated the impact he was having on that show. He was reporting and talking about (good, important) stuff that never gets covered otherwise. I can't understand why he's running for President, I just can't see it. For one thing, the media is going to try to chew him up and spit him out and I hate seeing him subjected to that.


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"Huckabee vowed to end “stagnant wages,” protect Medicare and defeat radical Islamic terrorism."

Wow, if only he hadn't said that! Wages follows demand for services. Create a need for services and wages will increase to the point of demand satisfaction. Right now, there has never been fewer high paying needs for services and goods.

Protecting Medicare, may be one area his advanced knowledge and wisdom might make a difference.

Defeating radical Islamic terrorism is like eliminating greed, not possible.

I might today, still find Huckabee, the post palatable choice before us. Anti-Israel and pro-abortion attitudes are eliminators for me. Rand's anti-Israel statements turn me away from him. Christie has proven his weaknesses are epidemic, and the Bush, progressive undertones were NOT productive under the first or second, so I am not excited by; the third.