Republicans React to Huckabee Decision

Tim Pawlenty’s planning to “to earn the support of the millions of Americans who have supported” Mike Huckabee. Jon Huntsman’s bummed that America won’t have “his [Huckabee’s] voice — or his bass guitar — in the presidential debate, as our party would have benefited from his involvement.” Newt Gingrich thinks “there is no question he [Huckabee] would have been a frontrunner in the 2012 campaign for president,” and Donald Trump observes that “a lot of people are very happy that he will not be running, especially the other candidates.” Full statements from all four at Primary Event.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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