Mike Huckabee dropped out of the 2008 presidential race after the primaries on March 4th when Senator John McCain secured the delegates he needed for the Republican nomination.
Huckabee was a teenager when he preached his first sermon.
In 2005 Huckabee ran the Little Rock Marathon in 4:38:32, earning him USATF Athlete of the Week honors. After that he completed the 2005 Marine Corps Marathon, the 2006 Little Rock Marathon, and the 2006 ING New York City Marathon. He also entered the 2008 Boston Marathon.
Huckabee was chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.
A normal day for Huckabee begins with reading a chapter in Proverbs and running 6 to 10 miles.
When he was in college, Mike Huckabee dined on fried squirrel cooked in a popcorn popper in his room.
In 2003, he was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
In 1997, he co-authored the book Character is the Issue: How People With Integrity Can Revolutionize America.
The names of the Huckabee children are John Mark, David, and Sarah.
His favorite authors are Samuel Johnson and Francis Schaeffer.
His first job was as a disc jockey at WXAR in Hope, AR.
Huckabee plays bass for a rock band named Capitol Offence.
He authored a book Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork, as a health and exercise guide.
He also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
He attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
He was the Governor of Arkansas (1996-2007).
Mike Huckabee: (after dropping out of the 2008 presidential race) Throughout my life, I've found that there are sometimes three possible answers to our prayers--"Yes," "No," or "Not Now." I would like to think our prayers were answered with a "Not Now."
Mike Huckabee: (When asked if he has been urged to drop out of the presidential race) I'm hearing it from John McCain's supporters. I've never seen a football team that's looked up into the stands of the other side and takes its cues for how to play the game. As long as my cheerleaders are waving pom poms..... They haven't thrown them down and said 'Quit, Mike, and get off the field.'
Mike Huckabee: I'm from Hope, Arkansas, you may have heard of it. All I'm asking is, give us one more chance.
Mike Huckabee: If celebrity and money were the most important factors in becoming president of the United States, then Paris Hilton would be president.
Mike Huckabee: And the ultimate thing is, I may not be the expert that some people are on foreign policy, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Mike Huckabee: The single most important issue is restoring America's faith in itself.
Mike Huckabee: You don't run for president because you think you're going to lose.
Mike Huckabee: (after being asked in a presidential debate what Jesus would do regarding the death penalty) Jesus was too smart to ever run for public office.