Huckabee says he'll drop out if he doesn't place in the top three in Iowa


#1

The former governor of Arkansas — who’s been a long-shot candidate relegated to the undercard primary debates during the 2016 presidential campaign — told Iowa radio host Simon Conway on Wednesday night, “If we can’t come within striking distance of the victory or win it, then I think we recognize that it’s going to be hard to take that onto the other states.”

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#2

He won’t. And then there will be 12.


#3

Even if he does well in Iowa, he is just postponing his agony if he doesn’t drop out…Iowa is irrelevant in the grander scheme of things.


#4

I wasn’t even sure he was still in the race. At least he’ll be gone after Iowa. However, politicians have been known to break their promise a time or two. Huckabee has had a number of very telling gaffes during the campaign, and many of his positions are untenable in the land of the free.


#5

I don’t think he was ever really “in” the race since he had no chance of getting the nomination to begin with.


#6

I never knew he was even in the campaign; he should quit now and save money.

ICXC NIKA


#7

I agree.


#8

I don’t understand why candidates with no chance of getting nominated even run in the first place.


#9

It could be any number of reasons: narcissism, hubris, a misunderstanding of their true popularity and/or the popularity of their message, the chance to be interviewed and enhance their personal ‘brand’, the longshot hope of a VP nod, etc.


#10

correct. VP not or perhaps a spot on the Cabinet or Ambassadorship.


#11

There are some that should drop out now… I like Mr. Huckabee, but wish he would drop out now too. Just too many on that stage.


#12

At this point in the 2008 race, Obama had no chance of getting nominated.


#13

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