..."If I run, I walk away from a pretty good income," he said, according to Roll Call. "I don't want to walk away any sooner than I have to because frankly, I don't have a lot of reserve built up. Most of my life was in public service. Therefore I didn't come away wealthy."Read more
"In order to run for president last time, I cashed in my life insurance, my annuities, I pretty much went through everything that I ever had as an asset that I thought I might someday live on," he said. "One thing I committed to myself, to my wife and God, was that if I do this I'm hopefully going to be in a position that I'm not so completely destitute at the end of it, that I have no idea what to do if I get sick."
Huckabee also recently acquired an $800,000 property in the tony Blue Mountain Beach area of Florida and is in the process of building a $2.2 million home there. According to the Arkansas Times, the former governor took on a $2.8 million mortgage for the property and home, a figure that of course translates into a hefty mortgage payment....