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Mike Huckabee's Dilema

The buzz around the Interloops is that Mike Huckabee might will announce his 2012 presidential run on his show this weekend. However, Alex Roarty at Hotline On Call says that this could be legally sticky for Huck:
Here's one hint former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) will announce Saturday night he's not running for president: Declaring a presidential campaign on his own show could land he and News Corporation, Fox News' parent company, in legal hot water.

Using his show to declare he's seeking the GOP nomination for president could constitute an in-kind corporate contribution from News Corporation to Huckabee's candidacy, said Paul Ryan, an attorney for the Campaign Legal Center. Corporate contributions are illegal for both the company and candidate, he said.

"I think it would be wise for Mike Huckabee ... to refrain from doing it this way because it causes problems for both candidates and corporate owner," said Ryan.
I'm going to use my Sarah Palin Logic (is that an oxymoron?) on Mike Huckabe: he's not going to run.

Why, you ask? Two words: Fox News.

Huckabee has a (semi) successful program on the Fox News Channel. He is paid as a host, and as a commentator on that network. My guess is, he is probably paid very handsomely (and he has pretty much admitted that).

Huckabee and Palin would be leaving the cushy, get-paid-to-talk world of punditry (a world I know nothing about) for the constant high-stress environment of a presidential campaign -- not to mention the White House (if they were lucky enough to win).

I just don't see that happening for either Huck or Palin.

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