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November 19, 2010

Huckabee, Palin Mull White House Run

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee considering running for president again in 2012.

"I'm not ruling it out. And that's not a yes, but it's definitely not a no," Huckabee said.

"The honest answer is: I'm keeping it open as an option; I'm looking at whether or not there's a pathway to victory," he added. "As I've told several people, I'm not jumping into a pool when there's no water in it."

Sunday’s New York Times magazine suggests that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is also considering the 2012 race. Asked whether she’s weighing a run, Palin said, “I am. I’m engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here.”

She also told Barbara Walters that she thinks she could beat President Obama.

Comments

If Reverend Mike Huckabee wants to run for president, he should first give up his ordination. Our Baptists, Presbyterian, and Methodists forebearers paid dearly for religious freedom and a part of that is the separation of church and state. If Mike really intends to take up the political mantle he should not expect to also wear that of clergy.

We only have to look to England with the Royalty as head of the church to realize how the church suffers under such a plan.

Mike, If God has, indeed, called you to run for president, then he is setting you aside for the state and not the church.

Do the honorable thing and resign from your ordination as clergy. Show you are really committed to the highest office of the land and not just to have "something to fall back on" if the run for president doesn't work out.
Norman Martin