FORT MYERS, Fla. – Former Republican presidential candidate and talk show host Mike Huckabee made a stop in Southwest Florida on Saturday.
Huckabee was at the Books-A-Million promoting his new book ‘God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.’ When asked about a potential run for the White House in 2016, Huckabee would not say yes. However, the former Arkansas governor and Southern Baptist minister said he did not quit his job at the Fox News Channel so he could free up his Saturday.
He also talked about Mitt Romney bowing out as a potential candidate for president in 2016.
“He would have been an extremely formidable candidate, but what I’m hoping now that he’s dropped out is that all the others will drop out as well and leave me standing alone. If that happens then gosh, that will be terrific, so that’s my advice to all the others,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee’s visit came one day after former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced his decision not to run for the oval office next year