An odd thing happened Sunday: Mike Huckabee took a shot at Mitt Romney’s credibility. With only four percentage points of support for the two of them, according to the most recent Gallup poll, you’d think the former Arkansas governor would have bigger fish to fry. He may.
During the same interview, Huckabee praised Rudy Giuliani, the statistical front-runner. And although Rudy has been in the lead for some time, Romney managed to raise more money than the ex-mayor did, giving his campaign a boost, not to mention a war chest.
While he would deny it, Huckabee might have been trying to position himself as a Giuliani ally, with the conservative chops to earn an appointment of some kind, perhaps even the VP nod.
In contrast, Huckabee said, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, also in the 2008 race, showed his honesty by recently reaffirming he supported abortion rights.
Last week in South Carolina, Giuliani defended his record favoring the use of public money for abortions. South Carolina is early voting state dominated by conservatives who oppose abortion rights.
“Now, I disagree with him. I don’t think we ought to use federal tax dollars for abortion, and I wouldn’t if I were president,” Huckabee said.
“But I thought it was at least a statement of extraordinary honesty and candor on the part of Giuliani that he would go into South Carolina, a very pro-life environment, and just say, look, this is who I am. I’m not going to change just to get your votes,” he said.