Mike Huckabee took his presidential tease to a new level on Saturday, leaving his closest advisers in the dark as the former Arkansas governor prepared to announce on his Fox News Channel show whether he would move toward another White House bid.
Huckabee, winner of the Iowa Republican caucus in 2008, planned to announce Saturday night whether he would explore a bid for the GOP presidential nomination. In an e-mail to his advisers Friday, Huckabee promised that "things will get even crazier" after he speaks.
Still, his advisers said he was unlikely to run. Ed Rollins, who chaired Huckabee's bid four years ago, said Huckabee has seemed more reluctant about running and said the fact he didn't know what Huckabee would say was a sign he was likely to forgo running for president in 2012.