Quote of the Day: Huckabee on Healthcare

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From Mike Huckabee, explaining why he’s putting off a decision to run for president:

If I run, I walk away from a pretty good income. I don’t want to walk away any sooner than I have to because frankly, I don’t have a lot of reserve built up….One thing I committed to myself, to my wife and God, was that if I do this I’m hopefully going to be in a position that I’m not so completely destitute at the end of it, that I have no idea what to do if I get sick.

Yep, it’s a drag that destitute people in America have big problems if they get sick. Perhaps this is something Huckabee should have an interest in fixing?

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