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Mike Huckabee told Pat Robertson the reason he didn't run for Prez is because he didn't want to deal with the toxicity Televangelists have caused.
That's my description of his words.
OnThe 700 Club with Pat Robertson today, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said that he decided against running for president partly because the Republican base is too “unrealistic.” Robertson, who endorsed Rudy Giuliani in 2008, asked Huckabee if he passed on a second presidential campaign in order to pursue his new career as a Fox News commentator and the head of a line of conservative history videos, which he was promoting on the show.
Huckabee responded, “I felt like the atmosphere right now is so toxic and part of it is that I think that many people in my party, the Republican Party, are unrealistic, and what they want is something that no one can deliver, and that’s a candidate who is going to solve every problem in an election cycle.”
He had a very good chance to win the GOP primary of 2012, but chose his cushy studio gig for FOX because he didn't want to have to deal with the hostage takers of his right-wing base. Interesting.