|Updated: 2/15/2012 10:29 pm
||Published: 2/15/2012 9:51 pm
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former Governor Mike Huckabee says he is happy with the field of GOP candidates for president and says they need to be focused on winning the White House, not about their differences.
Huckabee spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 people at the Verizon Arena as part of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce banquet. Guests paid $60/plate to hear the former governor turned Fox News personality give his take on the current presidential race.
“I’m happy with any of the Republicans running, and that’s one of the reasons I haven’t endorsed anyone, and I really don’t plan to because there’s not a lot of space between the Republicans. I mean, they argue about which one is conservative, truthfully, they’re all about as conservative as each other,” said Huckabee.
Huckabee thinks no one will seal the deal and secure the nomination for another couple of months, maybe not even until June.
Huckabee say he is not expecting an invite to be on the ticket.
"I don't anticipate that someone's going to call. I'm not sitting by the phone. And, I've got a lot of stuff lined up, so it would really interrupt a lot of things in my life."
But the former governor left the door open for a return to politics and public service.
“You know, I haven't ruled it out, maybe some day. Gee, I'd like to think I'm still young enough to think about it. When I see how old some people are that still do it, I'm thinking, yeah, it's possible."
Huckabee also talked local politics, sharing his thoughts on the millage increase voted upon Monday.
“The fact that this community last night, by an overwhelming margin, said it is weill to pay more money in order to fund the schools for its children, is indicative of the fact that people aren’t against government.”