Mike Huckabee Talks To 'Florida Live' Host Dan Maduri About Presidential Run
February 5, 2015 at 8:17 AM (PT)
GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS News/Talk WWBA (AM 820)/LARGO 'FLORIDA LIVE" host DAN MADURI spoke to former ARKANSAS Governor MIKE HUCKABEE about his possible presidential run, opposing gay marriage, BILL CLINTON's relationship with billionaire JEFFREY EPSTEIN and his potential heads-up match with HILLARY CLINTON for the WHITE HOUSE.
About opposing HILLARY CLINTON: "Well I certainly probably know her better than any of the other REPUBLICANS. I think what would be great for the country is that for all the other REPUBLICANS and DEMOCRATS to just bow out and let me have a cake walk right to the coronation and it would really save us a lot of money, time and pain. The country would be much better off."
About his stand against gay marriage: "My position is the same that BARACK OBAMA, HILLARY CLINTON and JOE BIDEN has in 2008. The view that I hold is the one I've held throughout my life. It's based on my faith and based on the fact that we just don't have any long standing-history with same-sex marriage in the world where there have generations in which the government has officially approved and recognized it."
On his interest in sharing a ticket with JEB BUSH as his VP: "JEB and I have been good friends for many years. I have great respect and admiration for him, I consider him a friend, We had lunch together in NEW YORK a couple months ago and we both talked very openly about the prospects that we might be in the race and even then it was a very civil tone. But there was never talk anywhere about, 'Gosh if you run, I won't run' or 'If I run you won't run' or 'If you run I'll pick you' none of that. It was just two friends getting together having lunch and talking honestly about the challenges of running for president if in fact either one of us end up doing it. And it looks like both of us will."
On running for President: "No, I'll hold off on that for later this spring, which has always been my timetable. But, I mean, as I've told people, I don't think it would be anything less than disingenuous in light of the fact that I left the FOX NEWS show that I thoroughly enjoyed. And I didn't do it just so I can spend SATURDAYS at home, so I mean barring some complications that I have not hit yet, I think people can surmise where I'm headed."
To listen to the whole interview, go to www.NewsTalkFlorida.com.