Huckabee ends radio gig, says he can’t devote the time
Former Republican presidentialprimary contender Mike Huckabee is leaving the radio mic behind after less than 20 months.
The former Arkansas governor and ordained Southern Baptist minister posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that he and Cumulus Media Networks had “mutually agreed to conclude” the show, which had been running since April 2012.
“I have opportunities in some other areas that cannot be accomplished given the 8-9 hours a day I was devoting to the daily long form show,” Mr. Huckabee wrote.
The show runs live from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern. The last show will air Dec. 12.
Mr. Huckabee effectively finished second behind John McCain in the 2008 Republican presidential primaries and has refused to rule out another White House bid, a stance he continued Wednesday. “As for the new endeavors, at this time, it would best for me to say, ‘Stay tuned!’” he said. with Your Republican Uncle,” which attempts to beat back conservatives’ complaints about President Obama.
“Don’t get me wrong — I love the Republicans in my life. But nothing ruins a slice of pecan pie faster than talking through immigration reform with a cousin who spends too much time listening to Rush Limbaugh,” DNC digital director Matt Compton said in a message to Democrats.
The guide takes on certain “myths,” such as claims that Mr. Obama and his health care law are increasing the deficit, or that the president doesn’t care about jobs.
On Obamacare, it says the reforms are “market-based, constitutional, and definitely not socialist.”