December 6th, 2010
02:15 PM ET

Huckabee draws contrasts between him and Palin

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CNN Political Unit

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he hasn't decided whether he'll run for president, but thinks people should be paying attention to him.

"I just don't understand how it is that a person can read these polls day after day and the narrative is constantly everybody but me," Huckabee told Politico.

"Whether I do it or not, the fact is that if one looks at the overall body of information that's available, nobody would be in a better position to take it all the way to November."

Huckabee also drew a contrast between the attention given to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, with whom he shares a base of support among religious and conservative groups.

Palin, who is also considering a presidential run, has drawn large crowds – and intense media attention – across the country during her book tour for her latest bestselling book, "America by Heart."

"She's brought an enormous amount of energy to the party. As to why she seemingly draws 10 times the attention, I don't know," Huckabee said of his Fox News colleague. Huckabee noted that his own book signings have drawn crowds of up to 1,400 people, a feat the media has largely ignored.

"You're never going to read that. I'm never going to be breaking news because I made a comment on Twitter and Facebook. Why is that? I don't know," he said.

Filed under: 2012 Election • 360° Radar • Mike Huckabee • Raw Politics • Sarah Palin
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. don n.

    Hopefully there is a better candidate for an "independent" voter to choose from than either of the above mentioned. Neither of whom would I vote for.

    December 6, 2010 at 11:09 pm |
  2. John Moore - PA

    I guess Palin will get a lot of attention until things get serious and then fade away. Unlikely that even in the current political climate anyone so lacking in proposals on how to solve real world problems can garner many votes.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  3. Terry W

    Take it easy Huck... Remember Howard Dean... Being front-runner at the beginning means nothing, its only at the end does it matter...

    December 6, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  4. Pat from Connecticut

    How egotistical is that?? Didn't he already run and get the message he DOES NOT have enough support to pull it off??? If you really look at his views and positions – IRS, religion, etc – the country would go backwards more so than Palin – good grief, isn't there a normal Republican out there? No wonder Bush's era was a disaster!

    December 6, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  5. Mike

    Sounds like he is a bit upset at the lack of attention he is getting. Ego?

    December 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  6. Brian M

    Presumably the media never picks up on Huckabee's comments because they're most likely cogent and well-presented.

    When Huckabee starts raving about divine intervention in his campaign, or seeing Asia from his back porch, perhaps the media will give him more ink.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm |