The Wall Street Journal: Huckabee nods to presidential run
By Gautham Nagesh
Former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee gave fresh indications Sunday he’s moving toward another presidential bid.
Asked on “Meet the Press” if he was an active candidate, Huckabee reiterated he’d make an official announcement in the spring. “It’s pretty evident that I’m moving in that direction,” Huckabee said of a presidential run. He noted he hasn’t yet filed papers with the Federal Election Commission.
Huckabee, who ran for president in 2008, resigned from hosting a show on Fox News earlier this month to explore another White House bid. His candidacy would add to a cluttered Republican field and increase competition for the social conservative vote.
Huckabee struck a moderate note on immigration reform, arguing that children brought to the U.S. without documentation by their parents should be given an opportunity for legal status.
But Huckabee said he would still roll back President Obama’s 2012 executive order giving legal status to undocumented children if elected, because he believes the president overstepped his legal authority. “There’s a process, the constitution doesn’t allow the chief executive to just make up laws,” Huckabee said.
An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ.com