01/03/2011 02:14 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

George Stephanopoulos: Palin, Huckabee May Delay 2012 Run To Stay On Fox News (VIDEO)

George Stephanopoulos predicted that Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and other potential GOP candidates for the 2012 presidential election may delay their bids so they can continue reaping the benefits of a Fox News platform.

Palin is a Fox News contributor, and Huckabee hosts his own show on the network. Speaking on Monday's "Good Morning America," Stephanopoulos posited that they, along with two others, might want to stay on the network for as long as they can, since they will have to end their contracts with Fox News if they declare:

"One of the reasons that some of them may not want to get in so quickly, by my count, at least four of them: Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, all have contracts at Fox News - they might want to keep that going for a while."