Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Huckabee: Don't start a 3rd party, Sarah

Mike Huckabee went on the record with Greta Van Susteren last night, and addressed Sarah Palin's place in the spotlight, how a 2012 bid might shake-out, and why he's concerned about rumors she might go rogue on the Republican party.

As for the rogue hints (ea).

.... she has a role to play. Whether she runs or not, she has an important voice, and I hope she remains -- let me be real clear -- a part of the Republican Party.

I'm a little concerned when I hear her say that she may sort of branch out and go third party or go independent. That would be a big mistake because we need to rebuild the Republican Party, not abandon it.

As to her place in the spotlight.

.... one of the questions I think that she will have to answer, and maybe she's answering it with The Washington Post op-ed piece -- is she trying to get away from the spotlight or simply get into the -- or stay in the spotlight but in a different capacity?

And it would appear from the fact that she's doing things like the op-ed that she's not interested in exiting the stage and leaving the spotlight. She just wants to do it as a private citizen, perhaps as a candidate, but not as a sitting governor of Alaska.

As to a 2012 bid, Huckabee says she's someone he might be able to get behind -- that is, if he doesn't run.

VAN SUSTEREN: Tell me if I'm wrong, but I would imagine, if I were you, I'd have sort of mixed feelings. On the one hand, I'd like to see a fellow governor of my party, at least ex one, out there swinging and succeeding and pushing issues. On the other hand, you know, I might have political aspirations myself and I don't want anybody in my way. Do you feel that way, sort of, like, you know, in some ways, you know, you may be -- she may be your challenger in a couple of years.

HUCKABEE: Well, she may be the person I get behind. You know, it may be a lot more fun to support somebody than it is to go out and be that person. It is a grueling, incredibly demanding schedule to run for president, and the risks are high. I love what I'm doing. I have no idea, my future, and you know, I'm not about to do anything other than right now, I hope Sarah Palin does extremely well because I think she's an important voice for our party.

Transcript here.


wisetrog said...

Frankly, she should do it the way GOP has treated her. Oh, but they want her to stay, they want her crowds, her money but they just don't want her to run for President, even though you know there are primaries to challenge and weed her out. F*k them. Go rogue, Sarah, really really rogue.

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