May 14, 2011 Huckabee said he that despite plenty of indications that he could do well in the race for the nomination — widespread grassroots support and polls that showed that he had broader appeal to just social conservatives and also a good chance of winning primaries and caucuses, he ruled out a run.
May 13, 2011 A number of the possibilities have weaknesses that make it unlikely any one of them will become the GOP nominee. But Huckabee is one of the potential candidates who polls at or near the top of virtually every survey of Republican voters.
April 12, 2011 In a poll that likely doesn't tell us much about how the contest for the GOP presidential nomination will turn out but may speak volumes about how voters perceive the current candidate field, Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee are tied for the lead of oft-mentioned GOP possibilities.
April 11, 2011 Blaming the high jobless rate and home foreclosures on President Obama, Mitt Romney said that he was exploring the possibility of a presidential run because the nation needs an experienced businessman like himself at the helm.
March 4, 2011 E.J. Dionne said the GOP presidential field reminded him of the unexciting 1988 Democratic field that produced Michael Dukakis. David Brooks bemoaned how the race had narrowed so early to the two former governors.
February 15, 2011 Mike Huckabee also led Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin with GOP primary voters. Plain had overwhelming approval from birthers but only half the approval rating with GOP primary voters who accept as a fact the president's U.S. birth.
February 8, 2011 Fifty-one percent of those surveyed said Obama would lose re-election; 46 percent said he'd win. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin were tied for who was most likely to be the 2012 GOP nominee.
January 24, 2011 The first GOP presidential debate was scheduled for May 2. Mike Huckabee said he won't be there because he doesn't plan to decide until summer.
Mike Huckabee in Omaha, Neb., Dec. 2009.
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December 6, 2010 Huckabee told Politico he wonders why he hasn't gotten more 2012 attention given he polls so well. By contrast, Palin gets much more media buzz. The folksy Huckabee could prove one of the tougher matchups Obama could get.
November 23, 2010 Huckabee proposes the First Family submit to TSA pat downs if Obama approves of them so much. The former Arkansas governor also states that the patdowns are unconstitutional. It's doubtful the Obama family will go through regular airport screening.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Washington.
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September 20, 2010 ANALYSIS: The former Massachusetts governor, an early frontrunner for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, must be hearing tea cups as he tries to set the stage for his next presidential bid.
March 3, 2008 Who will be the next leader of the religious right?
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February 6, 2008 On the day after Super Tuesday, we ask, "What's next?"
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January 30, 2008 Adieu, John [and Rudy]! Adieu!
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January 16, 2008 Republican candidates move from Michigan to South Carolina.
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