From NBC/NJ's Matthew Berger
Mike Huckabee isn't running for anything, but he has something planned for April 15.
Huckabee's Web site -- which resembles his campaign site -- has a clock counting down the seconds until 12:00 p.m. EST on April 15. He is also scheduled to give a speech at Cornell University that evening called, "In God We Trust: The Role of Faith in Politics."
"The First Amendment requires that expressions of faith be neither prohibited nor preferred," Huckabee said in a Cornell press release announcing the lecture. "We should not banish religion from the public square, but should guarantee access to all voices and views. We should share and debate our faith, but never seek to impose it."
Rumors of Huckabee's next step have been swirling since he won the Iowa caucuses in January. Some have suggested he could play a leading role in galvanizing religious conservatives, or that he could launch a program around his Fair Tax proposal (his big rollout is on Tax Day). Others believe he may become a political commentator or host a television show. His name has also been mentioned as a running mate for McCain.
Huckabee's daughter, Sarah, reiterated that the former Arkansas governor is not running for anything this year -- the filing deadline to run for Senate in his home state has passed -- and said the countdown is for the launch of Huckabee's new Web site.