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Huckabee: I Can Beat Obama

Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 08:22 AM

By Hiram Reisner

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is definitely thinking about running for president in 2012, believes President Barack Obama can be beaten – and he is the man to do it. But, Huckabee Tuesday also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity getting the nomination might be tough, and the GOP-controlled Congress could pass bills that will stop Obama from continuing to take “bizarre” actions and thereby salvage his presidency.

huckabee, obama, 2012, beat“Here's the reality: I think he can be beat,” said Huckabee, who has just written a book titled “A Simple Government.” “I frankly think that I would be in a very good position to do it, because I believe that standing head-to-head with him, articulating the very clear decisive difference between our positions, would be a great contrast.

“It is the process of getting to that nomination that is tough [and] the Republicans might save him,” he said. “By that I mean that the Republicans in the House might make enough what I would call sensible votes and actually prevent him from doing some bizarre things like Obamacare, and could put him back in the game.”

Hannity asked what has changed Huckabee’s mind, as six months ago the governor was reluctant to discuss a possible 2012 run.
“Well, I think there are a couple of things. The poll numbers certainly have been favorable,” Huckabee said. “I've been leading in polls nationally, as well as in a number of key states, but another thing is, you know, I finished this book, I looked at it and I say: ‘You know, these ideas could help change this country.’

“Honestly, I step back from it. You know, when you write a book you get almost tired of it and you step back and you read it and you say this is what I really believe,” he said. “This is what I stand for and maybe I should put it out there and find out if there are people in this country who agree with it.”

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