Appearing with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace, Huckabee said five candidates share "similar" views to his – Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, and Michele Bachmann – who "very clearly might benefit" from his decision "because of their strong positions on issues like life and on traditional marriage."
What, no Mitt Romney?
Huckabee has been particularly critical of “RomneyCare” – the statewide health-care insurance plan with its individual mandate that Mr. Romney launched when he was governor of Massachusetts.
"The interesting thing was he was one of the only governors that showed courage when it came to dealing with health care," Governor Haley said. "I think that we are looking for a leader that's willing to, one, make courageous stands, take strong policy decisions, but two, also admit when a mistake was made."
Aside from health care, Romney used to be far more
liberal moderate on issues like gay rights, abortion, and gun control.
But Romney isn’t the only one with a past that could present problems.
Mr. Pawlenty felt the need to admit he was “wrong” on climate change and a cap-and-trade approach to stemming global warming.
Mr. Gingrich, too, has had to walk back his previous position on climate change – which was that it existed, was caused by human activities, and needed serious addressing.