The unwieldy GOP 2016 field may soon be thinning a little bit more, depending on how former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee performs in Iowa.
Huckabee suggested on a Des Moines radio station that he will likely drop out of the presidential race if he doesn’t place in the top three in the Iowa caucuses, according to Politico.
“Well, I mean historically, we’ve always said there are three tickets out of Iowa, you have to come in No. 1, 2 or 3. I think in many ways that’s probably still the case,” Huckabee said, when asked by radio host Simon Conway specifically how well he would need to do in the February’s caucuses to continue campaigning.
“It may be that if you’re a close second or a close third, that’s very good. If you’re a distant third, then maybe there’s not a way to go on. I think you have a good hard look at it after Iowa,” said Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008.
The Iowa caucus is February 1.