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U.S. tycoon Donald Trump attends the inauguration ceremony of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, Wednesday July 6, 2011. According to the organizer, the 70-story luxury resort is the tallest building in Latin America. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco) U.S. tycoon Donald Trump attends the inauguration ceremony of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, Wednesday July 6, 2011. According to the organizer, the 70-story luxury resort is the tallest building in Latin America. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)  

Mike Huckabee wonders aloud about Trump returning to the race

Imagine this bumper sticker: Trump/Huckabee 2012.

While Donald Trump has again floated the idea of maybe thinking about running for president in 2012, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is also wondering publicly about a possible Trump bid for the White House.

“[T]here’s never been a better time for an independent candidate with business experience to run for office,” wrote Huckabee on Thursday. He was paraphrasing Democratic pollster and frequent Fox News contributor Pat Caddell. “So who knows? Maybe we haven’t seen the last of Donald Trump.”

The tease comes at the end of two very long paragraphs describing the terrible stock market and general economic malaise under Obama in “A Special Message from Mike Huckabee” delivered via email through his official website. The subject line of the email was “Donald Trump for President?”

Trump told The Daily Caller, “I’m going to see what happens and at the end of that period of time, I’m going to make a decision.”

Not that he doesn’t appreciate and reciprocate Huckabee’s kind words.

“First, I really wished he’d run, I think he would have been an unbelievable candidate,” Trump told TheDC. “But I fully understand why he didn’t run. He has a wonderful show and it’s very hard to leave.”

The two sound so friendly (and a lot alike). Any chance Trump would like to see Huckabee as Vice President?

“Well, I don’t want to give you a headline right now,” said Trump.

In early May Trump officially declined to join the 2012 Republican race following months of speculation. He then resurfaced not long after hinting that he may be contemplating a run as an Independent.

Trump conducted brief inquires with a veteran election law expert. During an interview with conservative blogger Erick Erickson earlier this month, the real estate mogul said he was indeed considering an Independent bid, “I’m thinking about it.”

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  • hutchhutch

    Trump is no businessman, either, he’s a ripoff artist.

    He sold his name to allow it to be used on a bunch of mid-rise condo complexes, he promoted them as if he were the developer, showed up at the sales pitches and met the condo buyers as if he were the developer, then when the ponzi schemes went belly up he walked away and left the purchasers of the condos with nothing for their $300K + investments.

    You are definitely fired, Trump! Unelectable fool!

  • jaijacobia

    Of course Trump will run if it will split the Republican vote that is. To get his buildings in Chicago he paid off Obama with the little Birth Certificate stunt.

    Now if it looks like the Republicans might actually beat the damned treasonist Democraps in the presidential election, he’ll definitely do all he can to split the vote.

    He’s always been a Democrat and he always will be. Once you guzzle the koolaid, you’re hooked.

  • pappap42

    Mr. Huckabee just GO away.

  • Red Ruffansore

    So the Huckatard is pondering the machinations of a faux RINO. Trump isn’t even a republican thus he can’t be a RINO and even if this fake candidate were to jump back in the race, why would we care? Think Pace Picante Sauce. “NEW YORK CITY!!!” Nothing good will come from there.

  • Hamilton-Jeffersonian

    What, is there a new season of “The Apprentice” coming out or does he have another book to sell?

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  • Anamerican

    If DT really wanted to shake things up, if he really and truly wanted to make a huge impression on the 2012 election, he would run as a democRAT and challenge BHO all the way to the convention!!

  • Humorless

    Trump could be the “2012 Perot”….bu tmore likely it’s just more of teh same “tease” con that he and Palin are still trying to pull to sell TV shows, books, movies, etc.

    • hutchhutch

      Trump is no businessman, either, he’s a ripoff artist.

      He sold his name to allow it to be used on a bunch of mid-rise condo complexes, he promoted them as if he were the developer, showed up at the sales pitches and met the condo buyers as if he were the developer, then when the ponzi schemes went belly up he walked away and left the purchasers of the condos with nothing for their $300K + investments.

      You are definitely fired, Trump! Unelectable fool!

  • pansycritter

    ABO

    Anybody But Obama

    • janeo

      And it will still be Obama’s fault if the ABO fails eh?