Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he’s considering another presidential campaign in 2016.
“I’m keeping the door open,” Huckabee told the New York Times on Thursday. “I think right now the focus needs to be on 2014, but I’m mindful of the fact that there’s a real opportunity for me.”
Huckabee was a 2008 contender for the Republican nomination. He passed on running in 2012. He rocketed to prominence after his come-from-behind win in the Iowa caucuses in 2008, but his campaign imploded after running short of cash and failing to draw support in later primary contests. The Christian conservative and current host of his own Fox News show says money will be a major deciding factor in whether or not he mounts a campaign in 2016.
“If I talk to people and they say, ‘If you run, we’re in and we’re in in a big way,’ that’s helpful,” he said. “If I don’t hear that, you know what? This will be a real easy decision for me to make beause I’ve jumped in a pool without water before and it’s a hard hit at the bottom.”