Huh? Huckabee Denies He "Closed Doors" To 2012 Presidential Bid

Posted: Jun 01, 2011 4:18 PM

Forgive me, Governor Huckabee, but I could have sworn you did  precisely that.  As I recall, it happened several weeks ago.  On national televisionAnd yet...

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says his exit from the 2012 Republican presidential race is not etched in stone.

Appearing today as a guest of the Clinton School of Public Service, the surprise 2008 GOP presidential contender said he did not slam the door shut to running next year when he announced two weeks ago that he had decided against throwing his hat into the ring. “Everything is still open. I haven’t closed doors. I found long ago that that’s not the smart thing to do,” Huckabee told reporters after a speech at the Clinton presidential library.

Huckabee did toss in the caveat "for now" right before his big announcement on Fox, but everyone seemed to understand at the time that he was declining to run.  Is this a reversal, or will he have to clarify these remarks?