Mike Huckabee will announce whether or not he's running for president on his Fox News show Saturday night. So far, several have speculated that Huckabee will announce that he will drop out of the race. "My guess is he is going to say he's not announcing a campaign," Ed Rollins, a top Huckabee adviser, told Politico.
But an email that Huckabee sent his inner circle yesterday has had many scrambling to reconsider their predictions. In the email, which Politico speculates was sent to roughly 10 people, Huckabee wrote that "I expect that once I pull the trigger Saturday night, things will get even crazier, as if that's possible."
Huckabee made clear that he had finalized his 2012 decision, and apologized for his secrecy in the process, which was a necessity due to the fact that he "committed to Fox that I will absolutely not release it prior to doing so on the channel."
Despite the increased buzzing since the email's release, Politico reports that "several sources close to Huckabee still remained unconvinced he will run again for the presidency, citing his approach to making a decision." Sources privately indicated that Huckabee's approach "has an overly theatrical quality that hasn't screamed 'presidential' -- and has been comparable to the way developer Donald Trump has gone about his potential candidacy." And at this point, a Donald Trump comparison is very bad news indeed.