One of the most-used arguments from those who claim that Huckabee won’t run is that he has done nothing to build up a donor base and organization.
Well, that’s about to change:
Huckabee said that a national tour to promote his new book, “A Simple Government,” which includes a number of stops in key primary states will help him gauge interest in his possible candidacy among both voters and professional operatives who might join his campaign. “Quite frankly, part of the process is to be able to gauge reaction to the message,” Huckabee said of his book tour and how it plays into his decision to run again in 2012.
He’ll also contact potentional donors and build up his organization:
But Huckabee also acknowledged that he was looking to hire staff to help with the organizational and financial details of a possible campaign, which he admitted were a weak point of his. He said he was concerned, also, that an early start to the campaign would wear down that infrastructure. [...] The former Arkansas governor said he’ll spend part of his book tour reaching out to potential donors in staff, in addition to his public events.
Full article: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/145383-huckabee-lays-out-criteria-for-deciding-on-2012-run