February 24th, 2011
02:01 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Just after defending and praising Michelle Obama, potential GOP hopeful Mike Huckabee had some more nice things to say about another member of the Obama family during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
"I have no disagreement with President Obama as a human being. In fact, I will go so far to say one of the things I respect very much is the role model that he has served as a husband and father," Huckabee said.
The former reverend then went one step further, saying President Obama serves as a good role model for the nation.
"He has given us an excellent example of a person who has his priorities straight in marking out time for his wife and raising his daughters in a disciplinary environment in which he recognizes that he the parent is responsible for the atmosphere in which they are raised. I commend him and salute him for that," he said with his signature comity.
But in a sign that the former presidential candidate may run again, Huckabee said that he believed Republicans can take back the presidency in 2012. Even still, he warned, don't get overly confident.
"When Republicans act giddy and start measuring the drapes, you know, for the family quarters, I just want to remind them that this guy is going to be sitting on a billion dollars in a campaign fund and he is the incumbent president," he said.