If you're trying to get a handle on whether Mike Huckabee is going to run, there could be clues in how he talks about his faith.
Huck obviously still feels passionate about his Christian ministry, and that was clear when he talked at a gathering of the National Religious Broadcasters last weekend.
"I don’t consider myself a religious broadcaster in the sense that my programming is religious, but I consider myself unapologetically a Christian believer and I take my Christian faith to work with me everyday. I don’t leave it at the door.
.... people ask me why I don’t do more Gospel orientated content on my show. Fox isn’t a Christian channel, it’s a news channel. They want me to be careful not to look sectarian but if anybody watches the show regularly they’re certainly going to see spiritual content whether it’s a Christian music artist or people giving very powerful testimonies of their own faith and walk with God. I’m careful to ensure we do that in the balance.”
Huck's Fox set-up might be what a former pastor intent on engaging the culture has always dreamed of.
There's a lot of speculation that Huck's gig at Fox might keep him from running in 2012. But understanding why is key -- this might not just be a creature comfort thing. It could be a creator-ordained thing.