Huckabee Will Not Run for President

'All the factors say go, but my heart says no'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2011 8:07 PM CDT
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Mike Huckabee has officially pulled the trigger—and his presidential aspirations are dead, at least for 2012. Huckabee officially announced that he will not run on his Fox News show tonight. "All the factors say go, but my heart says no," he said. "I know that under the best of circumstances, being president is a job that takes one to the limit of his or her capacity. I can't know or predict the future, but I know for now my answer is clear and firm: I will not seek the Republican nomination for president this year."

The decision will allow him to stick with a lucrative career as a television and radio personality rather than enter a race that would be both costly and caustic, reports the AP. (Read more Mike Huckabee stories.)

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