Huckabee Mulls Political Career, Continuing Radio Show

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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:23 PM

By Lisa Barron

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Former Republican Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, currently a radio and TV personality, has revealed he is considering his political future.

In an interview with Arkansas Business, Huckabee, a 2008 presidential contender, said of his year-old syndicated radio show, “Within the next month, I’ll decide if I want to continue it or not.

“It’s just such an incredibly intensive process that I really have to decide that I want to spend that kind of time.”

“The Mike Huckabee Show,” which is syndicated through Cumulus Media of Atlanta and airs on 225 stations nationwide, is a three-hour weekday program and can require up to 10-hour workdays, he told the publication.

The two-term governor also has a weekly hour-long show on Fox News, “Huckabee,” which is broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays, and he appears on “The Huckabee Report,” a series of short news and political commentaries airing on 600 radio stations across the country.

Huckabee told Arkansas Business that while pursuing public office again isn’t out of the question, politics have prepared him well for his new career. Many listeners “have the perspective that I’m not just a predictable toady for the Republican Party, because sometimes I think the party has completely missed it,” he said.

“I think they’ve maybe taken a position that’s too ideological, that’s completely impractical,” Huckabee continued. “And so that gives me, I think, a unique perspective to talk about it from the perspective of what it means to govern rather than just campaign.”

Huckabee also writes for MikeHuckabee.com and GodFruits.com, which launched in September 2012. “It’s an outlet for real ministry,” the ordained Southern Baptist minister told Arkansas Business. “I find that a lot of people who are very discouraged…some of them spend too much time living and eating and sleeping politics. There’s a spiritual dimension to your life. Don’t limit yourself to earthly kingdoms."

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