Steve Brawner uses his weekly Stephens Media column to parse through former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s recent statements bowing out of a Presidential run in 2012.
Brawner notes that Huckabee found plenty of reasons to not run for the nation’s highest office, although he’s tried to negotiate a little wiggle room since his dramatic Saturday night pronouncement three weeks ago.
Brawner finds of interest, the liberated thoughts of Huckabee from that TV appearance. He writes:
I hadn’t noticed it before, but Huckabee ended that announcement by saying, “But I will for sure be re-dedicating myself to standing for and communicating the principles of common sense, constitutional government, and civil discourse that I believe are critical to the survival of this great and wonderful republic.”
You don’t see a lot of political leaders listing “civil discourse” as a top three priority these days. It needs to become one.
You can read Brawner’s full take at this link.