Last night on his Fox News program, Mike Huckabee announced that he will not seek the GOP nomination for president in 2012. This morning on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Huckabee which potential candidate benefits from his absence in the GOP field. Huckabee said he likes Rick Santorum, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin because, he said, “of their strong positions on issues like life, and traditional marriage as well as fiscal conservatism.” When Wallace noted that Huckabee left Mitt Romney out, the former Arkansas governor said he would support him, just as he would support Donald Trump if the real estate mogul won the nomination:
WALLACE: Now you didn’t mention Mitt Romney. […]
HUCKABEE: If Mitt Romney is the nominee for our party I will support him because I believe that Mitt Romney would be a better president for the United States than Barack Obama on any day. […]
I’m going to support the Republican nominee and unless a person is way out there and is not clear on issues that to me are non negotiable like the sancity of life. I believe Donald Trump would be better for America than Barack Obama.