Last week I reported on some announcement coming from Mike Huckabee in the form of a new website. Speculation abounded and today we’ve all learned that Huckabee is starting a political action committee dedicated to electing conservatives, surprise surprise!
Here’s a story on it from The Swamp:
Not that he is declaring his candidacy for 2012–just yet. (He will tell you that he was the youngest Republican candidate to run this cycle.) He is starting slower, with a debut next week of Huck PAC, a new political action committee to support other conservative candidates for federal office, including John McCain’s presidential campaign. “I want to continue to build the community,â€ he said Thursday night, in a conference call with thousands of supporters organized by Charisma, a magazine for evangelicals. (You can listen to the full call here.)
In addition to campaigning for McCain, Huckabee also said he has plans to write a new book. On what might he now opine? Well, itâ€™s clear he has a lot of strong opinions about the lessons learned from his campaign. For starters, as he said Thursday, Christian conservatives should move beyond their worries about winning and losing, and just vote for their favorite candidate. He said he was still disappointed in the “so-called leaders” of the conservative movement, the “doubters” and the “ones who stand in the pulpits” who did not support him even though he agreed with him. “When it comes to their own political realm they think more secularly than the secular,” he said on the phone call. “Some really worship at the alter of electability.â€
Here’s the press release from the site:
Little Rock, AR – Former Governor Mike Huckabee (AR) has started Huck PAC, a Political Action Committee to raise funds for Republican candidates and continue promoting the principles and ideas of conservative, smaller and more responsible government, it was announced today.
The PAC website launched today along with Huckabee’s announcement will feature candidates that Huckabee is supporting, help raise money for candidates who share the same convictions as Huckabee, and allow supporters to post ideas and continue to be a part of Huckabee’s national network.
Huckabee stated, “the PAC is founded on the principles that make America great: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. And because we believe our Republican Party embodies these ideas and is best suited to lead America forward, we are committed to supporting Republican candidates nationwide.”
With this announcement, Huckabee has all-but announced some political intentions in the future. He’ll be around in GOP circles for years to come it appears.