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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Run for president to make money? Say it ain't so

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 9:49 AM

The Los Angeles Times offers this on ulterior profit motives of presidential candidates.

But in his loud, blunderbuss fashion, the attention-hungry Trump has underscored a growing phenomenon: Where long-shot candidates once ran to promote a cause — Eugene McCarthy, for instance, seeking to end the Vietnam War, or Steve Forbes pitching the flat tax — these days the pursuit of the White House has become a self-promotional ploy for some, exercised for fun and profit.

Does Mike Huckabee get a mention? Of course:

Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and diet guru, landed his own Fox News show after an unsuccessful 2008 bid; even as he mulls another presidential run in 2016, Huckabee has mined his support network for commercial prospects.

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