Mike Huckabee has just declared on Meet the Press with Tim Russert that he will be a candidate for the Republican Nomination for President of the United States.
Huckabee will file papers tomorrow to set up an exploratory committee.
Huckabee said that America needs people who understand what it is like to start life from the bottom of the ladder and climb their way to the top. He said that America loves an underdog.
Mike Huckabee will be on a two day tour to Iowa this week, and no doubt will be following up shortly with visits to other key states like South Carolina and New Hampshire.
While Huckabee has until this point not rated highly in the polls, his style and energy will not go unnoticed by Republican voters. Huckabee is socially conservative, but not in the Sam Brownback style.
The key to the Huckabee campaign will be his electability and his ability to sell his message to America.
He is definitely a candidate to watch.