Mike Huckabee Is OUT

Mike Huckabee

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced tonight on his Fox News program that he will not seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Mr. Huckabee, the GOP frontrunner, was the only candidate with a solid regional base (the South). He was (and is) especially well-regarded by  social conservatives, who propelled his 2008 campaign to strong showings in Iowa and a number of southern states.  His departure leaves social conservatives without a candidate they can call their “one of their own.”

We’ll have more to say about this Monday.