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Mike Huckabee Addresses CPAC, Calls on Americans to Remember God (Video)

( [email protected] ) Mar 08, 2014 10:57 AM EST
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, and talked about what he knows for sure. "There's no other way that can explain our history except by His hand of providence," he said, talking about God's role in American History.
Mike Huckabee addresses audience at CPAC. (Photo: CPAC)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, and talked about what he knows for sure.

"There's no other way that can explain our history except by His hand of providence," he said, talking about God's role in American History. "No, it's not politically correct, and no, it's not necessarily always embraced by those who control the megaphones."

He touched on a range of topics during his 10 minute speech, from Benghazi to persecution of Christians, but he did not fully commit to making a presidential run in 2016. He invigorated the crowd by primarily talking about family values and Christian principles, but he did have some harsh words to say about the current presidential administration and a potential adversary in the upcoming election, Hillary Clinton.

"There is not one country anywhere in the world with whom we have a better relationship than we did five years ago," Huckabee said.

Like many of the other conservatives, Huckabee expressed anger and disappointment over the handling of the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. He said that the current government has cost America and had lost touch with the American people.

"I know it had not one thing to do with some ridiculous video," he said, referring to the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. "With all due respect to Hillary Clinton, it does make a difference why they died and who did it."

The former presidential candidate and current Fox News host reminded the crowd that the United States was founded by God and that "if this nation forgets our God, then God will have every right to forget us." He also suggested America is "no better than the ancient Philistines" when it allows abortion.

He pointed out that the current administration has been divisive and has hurt American respect abroad.

"For all the bluster that our president gave when he ran for president about how he'd play the flute and the snakes would be charmed back into the basket, and the world would be a happy and safe place - the snakes are running all over the world today, and there is not one country anywhere with whom we have a better relationship than we did before," he said.

When asked about a potential presidential run after his speech he told reporters he was still considering things.

"It's not a decision I've made, and it's not one that I even plan to make until after the 2014 elections," he said.

Huckabee said he decided not to run in 2012 because he didn't think he had a chance in the GOP primary, and partly because he wasn't convinced a Republican candidate could defeat President Barack Obama.

It's clear that if the Ordained Baptist Minister decides to run again, his campaign and guidance will be centered on God.