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Why Huckabee Won't Win

...if he runs, that is:
"For me [abortion] is an issue that - as I've said before - it transcends all of the political issues," Huckabee said at a fundraiser in Tennessee for the Center for Bioethical Reform, an anti-abortion group.

"I've often said I would gladly lose an election before I would ever yield on the issue of the sanctity of human life," Huckabee added.

The former presidential candidate and former governor of Arkansas has not said if he will run for president again, though he is a leading candidate, according to several recent national polls of the hypothetical battle for the Republican presidential nomination.

His comments differ significantly from potential White House rivals who have spoken little of social issues so far this cycle as Americans continue to overwhelmingly point to the economy as the No. 1 issue on their minds.
While everyone else is focused on the economy, and I would argue that they should be, Mike Huckabee is still on a pro-life crusade.

Now, the man has stated repeatedly that he feels that abortion is a the key issue in America -- and I can't fault him for sticking to his principles on that. However, and please forgive the crassness of this statement, saving fetuses does not put money in Americans' pockets. It's the economy, Huck.

The old adage "people vote with their wallets" has never been more true -- and I think that will carry-over into the 2012 election cycle.

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