A White House bid is a gamble for the 43 year-old senator, but he's primed to take the risk.
"It's a little early to take too much into it," Huckabee said.
The likely 2016 hopeful derided the city as "68 square miles surrounded by reality."
White House says 2012 nominee should nudge other contenders on policies now that he's out.
He tweeted a fake phone call between two actors dinging his potential 2016 rivals.
David Kochel, who headed Romney's past Iowa efforts, is in line to manage Bush's campaign.
He's launching the “Security through Strength" committee as he weighs a White House bid.
In a radio interview, the Wisconsin governor shakes off criticism that he lacks charisma.