No Trump & Huck? Who Gives a F@#k!Posted on by Wes Studer (wstuder)
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Why would Mike Huckabee, an ordained minister, leave a handsomely salaried gig where he simply preaches to the choir? Why would a tycoon like Donald Trump forsake a seemingly never-ending TV series where he mercilessly enforces his will upon others with just two words? I'm surprised these two potential candidates were even considering the pay cut to become President of the United States.
Not wanting to rock their own boats (or yachts, in this case), the former Arkansas Governor and the guy who'll probably be remembered for what occupies the top of his head both decided that testing the GOP Presidential waters for 2012 wasn't worth the risk.
Huckabee announced his decision last week during the broadcast of his Fox News show, declaring that "All the factors say go, but my heart says no, and that's the decision that I have made." Trump gave up the charade on Monday (but thought that he would have won the Republican primary and the general election), realizing that "running for public office cannot be done half-heartedly."
However, the most vital lesson to comprehend is how much of a blessing this truly is for the GOP in their quest to re-occupy the White House. Hopefully it's an awakening towards nominating a candidate that will sidestep polarizing and pointless issues while emphasizing how they plan to relieve America of its more serious ailments. Otherwise, the Democrats will be partying like it's 1996.