As the race for 2012 unfolds and Mike Huckabee is asked to give his opinion on the GOP candidates' platforms and strategies, Huckabee has given us small glimpses into why he decided against a run.
This exchange between Neil Cavuto and Mike Huckabee shows us one reason why his heart said NO.
Huckabee: "But what's the point if you can't look in the mirror and believe..."
Cavuto interrupts to say "to get to the White House."
Huckabee: "On what terms? And if you get there, and in some way you have to be dishonest to your own heart. Then just remember, that whatever you use to have to get there, is what you will have to continue to use to stay there. And it's just not worth it when it gets down to it. It's easier to walk away from a job that you want than to walk away from your own integrity and character."
Ed Rollins stated that he did have a path for Huckabee to win the nomination. But maybe Mike Huckabee thought the cost was too high and not worth it.
I think this is one of the reasons his heart said "NO." And in doing so, Mike Huckabee has been able to expand his platform and continue to highlight the principles that got him into politics.