Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has stated that on May 5 he plans to declare it to his supporters in his hometown Arkansas, if he will be seeking Republican presidential nominations for 2016 or not.
Huckabee has called upon all his supporters to reach his hometown on May 5th to be present at his announcement for nomination.
Huckabee has turned into a famous political figure back in 2008 when he won against better funded candidates like Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
The former Arkansas Gov. has even stepped down from his post at Fox News and in the recent few months he has been taking measures to be part of the White House race.
Huckabee said, “May 5 is the day when I will make an announcement; I hope people will come to Hope, Arkansas, and not just to tour the Bill Clinton birthplace. But there’s going to be an announcement that day, and everyone will know after then for sure whether Mike Huckabee is in the race or not.”
He has summarized and given an outline of the campaign of 2008 failure and the lessons he has received from the experience at Fox News. He had mentioned the funding that he would require to run against his much more financially well-funded rivals.
Huckabee with spending just a million had won him in Iowa, although he had not been able to keep up the pace and therefore had given up his nomination to Sen. John McCain.
Huckabee said, “I hope I’d run one with a whole lot more money.” He is inviting his donors to fund his campaign much more.
Huckabee said, “I don’t want to jump in a pool that doesn’t have any water in it. It doesn’t make for a very pleasant swim.” He said a super PAC, which can accept and spend cash will be filling in all those gaps.
He added, “If it’s the law, we’re going to use it, I don’t think anyone can be competitive if they don’t have a super PAC’s backing.”