Mike Huckabee Wants In on 2016 Speculation

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 24: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee talks about his new book, "A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion that We Don't!)," at the National Press Club February 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. The winner of the Iowa GOP caucus in 2008, Huckabee is said to be considering another run for the U.S. presidency in 2012. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2011 Getty Images

Mike Huckabee sat out of the 2012 race, but he may give it another shot in 2016 – or would at least like us to think that he might. The former Arkansas governor and current talk show host said in an interview Thursday night that he’s getting encouragement to run “from places where I never got it before.” He added that Republicans need to do a better job of reaching out to all voters. “One of our failures is the ability to speak to African-Americans, to speak to Hispanics, to speak to working class people,” he said. “More than just speaking to the board room, speaking to the people who go in and clean up after the meeting.” Okay, just don’t say it like that.