This was one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen in politics. I've long suspected that Mike Huckabee's obvious disdain for presidential politics would keep him out the race. However, I did not suspect that he would string his supporters along the way he did.
I can accept that he was considering a run up until this week. Like him or not, he is extremely popular in the Republican Party. The positive polling data must have made the decision extremely difficult. However, I cannot accept the way he handled himself after the decision had been made. The leaked email speaking of "legal considerations" around his announcement, and talk of things getting "crazier" was an obvious ploy for ratings. These tactics are reprehensible.
I feel bad for Texas Conservative, GrannyT, John G, and even Craig for Huckabee / Beat Obama...or whatever he goes by now. It must be a tremendous disappointment to be taken for such a ride. You all deserved better.