Huckabee: Tonight, 'Things Will Get Even Crazier'
In email to inner circle, he talks about 'pulling the trigger'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2011 2:06 PM CDT
Former governor of Arkansas, Michael Huckabee addresses the National Rifle Association's 140th annual meeting, Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Pittsburgh.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(Newser) – Mike Huckabee plans to make a big announcement tonight—and many people believed his 2012 decision would be "no go." But an email sent to his inner circle last night has many rethinking their bets. Time has posted the five-paragraph email in its entirety, and it's the last sentence of the last paragraph that's getting the most buzz: He writes, "Please be patient if I don't respond immediately to an email because I expect that once I pull the trigger Saturday night, things will get even crazier, as if that's possible."

Politico talked to a source who said the email went to about 10 people. In it, Huckabee wrote that he had wanted to reach out in a more personal way to each of them, but "I committed to Fox that I will absolutely not release it prior to doing so on the channel" and "once I fulfill my sworn obligation to Fox, I will be free to discuss things that I can't now due to promises to them and to some possible legal considerations of the announcement." Politico notes that as soon as the email's contents were revealed, speculation immediately began to shift toward "he's running." One adviser to Huckabee who received the email isn't so sure: "Mike is savvy," he said, but "I don't know what to tell you." Click to read the entire email.