Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is keeping the door open for another presidential run.
Huckabee told the New York Times Thursday night that he’s “mindful of the fact that there’s a real opportunity” for him in the 2016 race, but will only jump in if he has the finances to sustain a bid in the long term.
“If I talk to people and they say, ‘If you run, we’re in and we’re in a big way,’ that’s going be helpful,” he told the Times. “If I don’t hear that, you know what? This will be a real easy decision for me to make because I’ve jumped in a pool without water before and it’s a hard hit at the bottom.”
The former governor swept the Iowa caucuses in the 2008 presidential race, but his campaign ran out of cash in later primary states.
Huckabee’s talk radio program also came to an end Thursday.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at email@example.com.