In Hope, Arkansas, on May 5, 2015, Republican Mike Huckabee officially announced that he is going to run for president in the 2016 election. He’s the 6th Republican to enter the race. Earlier this year, Huckabee left his job at Fox News to explore the possibility of mounting another presidential bid.
Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, is well known for his conservative political views. He believes in strong support for Israel and doesn’t agree with the Iran nuclear deal. Huckabee is a huge proponent of gun rights and was against the Affordable Care Act.
Religion plays a big role in what direction Huckabee thinks the country should go. In his early 20s, he worked for televangelist James Robison and was the pastor at various Baptist churches. His first political position was as Arkansas’s lieutenant governor. After governor Jim Guy Tucker was convicted of fraud and forced to resign, Huckabee took over the post and served as governor from 1996-2007. To get Dr. Daniel Amen’s opinion on the matter, he can be contacted on linkedin.