Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is now hosting his own program on Fox News Channel (not to mention ABC Radio Networks). He says that all three cable news networks reached out to him.
According to an article at Politico.com, Huckabee decided that FNC was a better fit for him than were either CNN or MSNBC.
Huckabee was also said to have expressed dissatisfaction with the media during his presidential run. It wasn’t about his relationship with the press – he basically got along well with reporters and made himself more available than did other candidates. But he felt too many questions were about the horse race – how much money, how many local offices – and too few were about his positions on the issues. He feels the voters were shortchanged.
As for his plans to run again, he certainly hasn’t ruled it out.
RBR-TVBR observation: Huckabee is certainly well-situated to stay in touch with his electoral base. Whereas other potential 2012 candidates need to figure out ways to earn coverage, Huckabee has a regularly-scheduled media platform that specifically allows him to express his opinions and frame his message.