Huckabee Quits Fox News: Exploring Options For 2016, Including Presidential Run


Mike Huckabee is stepping down over at Fox News, leading to speculation as to what the future holds for the former Arkansas governor.  While many reading the tea leaves take this as an indication that Huckabee is preparing for another failed run for the Republican Presidential Nomination, one certainly has to wonder if there aren’t other plans better suited to Huckabee’s talents.

On many occasions, the Christian Conservative TV host has proudly displayed his musical aptitude by strapping on his bass guitar and rocking out for his adoring fans.  He’s even shown that he enjoys playing 1980’s hair metal, as evidenced by his 2011 performance of the Def Leppard classic Pour Some Sugar On Me.

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So what does the future hold for Huckabee?  It should be noted that both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum suspended their paid contributor positions with the network in advance of their unintentionally comedic 2012 presidential bids.  But Newt and Ol’ Frothy can’t slap a funky bassline like Mike can– and they’d just look plain ridiculous wearing make up and spandex tights.

Huckabee resigns at Fox News; explores options for 2016

Image: IYON created Jan 4, 2015 by Hank Soryg

On his Facebook page, Huckabee gave indication that the timing of his resignation over at Fox is politically motivated:

As much as I have loved doing the show, I love my country more, and feel that it may be time for me to leave a zone of comfort to engage in the conflicts that have almost destroyed the bedrock foundations of America. I feel compelled to ascertain if the support exists strongly enough for another Presidential run. So as we say in television, stay tuned!

Last night marked the final episode of Huckabee, clearing the way for another bid for the Republican Nomination.  Huckabee very publicly flirted with the notion of entering the 2012 campaign, but opted to sit out the race in favor of his position at Fox.  So with Huckabee preparing for another run for President, can’t we all secretly hope that he’ll choose something a little less embarrassing to both himself and the country at large?  Playing bass guitar for Twisted Sister, perhaps?

I know the idea sounds positively preposterous, but is it any more far fetched than Huckabee actually becoming President?  Methinks not.  And maybe if we’re lucky, we can get him to take Chuck Norris with him.

Image: IYON created Jan 4, 2015 by Hank Soryg

Image: IYON created Jan 4, 2015 by Hank Soryg

Only time will tell…

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