News broke tonight that former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is ending his Fox News Channel program, 'Huckabee', so that he can explore the possibility of a 2016 presidential campaign without the entanglements of a cable television contract.
Huckabee made the announcement on his Facebook page.
"There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would run for President. I won't make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them. The honorable thing to do at this point is to end my tenure here at Fox so I can openly talk with potential donors and supporters and gauge support. As much as I have loved doing the show, I love my country more, and feel that it may be time for me to leave a zone of comfort to engage in the conflicts that have almost destroyed the bedrock foundations of America. I feel compelled to ascertain if the support exists strongly enough for another Presidential run. So as we say in television, stay tuned!"Huckabee ran for president in 2008, winning the Iowa caucus and seven other states. He narrowly lost Oklahoma to eventual nominee John McCain.