Political columnist John Brummett with our content partner, the Arkansas News Bureau, has a vintage column today where he analyzes former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s exit as a candidate for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination.
Our Boy Mike displayed the chip on his shoulder, complaining that he never got any respect though he was ahead in the polls.
He deployed the usual self-obsessed hyperbole, even supposed martyrdom, saying that his family, more than any other major political family, presumably, would be subjected to “brutal” and “savage” attacks, though it would be hard to savage someone and not be brutal about it, and vice versa.
Basically Huckabee said he had every good reason to run and very likely would become our president if he ran, but that, in the end, he made a spiritual decision, not a political or economic or practical one. When he got away from adoring crowds and meditated alone, he said, he could not become confident of the Lord’s blessing.
Brummett concludes that while the message was masked in spirituality, it was also about the income. You can read the full column here.