There were winners and losers from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s decision not to run for president in 2012, according to Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post. Winners include Michele Bachmann (“With Huckabee out of the race, the Minnesota congresswoman would be the best-known social conservative in the contest”) and Fox News Channel (“Fox is now largely free of the problems caused by having potential presidential candidates on its payroll”). Losers include social conservatives (“Huckabee was, without question, the socially conservative candidate with the best chance of winding up as the party’s nominee”) and humor (“Whatever else you think of Huckabee, the guy has a sense of humor — about himself and politics”).
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