Huckabee to supporters: I was never vetted for VP and I'm not going to Dayton

Just a heads up to his fans to expect coal in their stockings tomorrow morning.

There are reports that I’m on my way to Dayton tonight. Not true. Wasn’t invited to be there and any reports that I’m going to be there are a big surprise to me. I have never been contacted by the McCain campaign at any point about the VP slot. I have never been asked for any information, background, etc., so as I have said repeatedly in interviews, I didn’t consider myself to be under any consideration. I think people thought I was being coy and just not talking, but I have built my political life on trying to shoot straight and tell it as it is and as I see it. I have been honest in telling you that I had no reason to believe I was ever seriously considered or “vetted” for the ticket. That’s why I have continued with HuckPAC because I have felt that we (me and you) shouldn’t give up, but rather gear up and help good pro-life, conservative people to office across the nation.

There were indeed reports that he’d be in Dayton as a show of solidarity with the other VP contenders, but I think they were simply confusing that with a rally in St. Louis on Sunday which he — and Romney — will (supposedly) attend. Exit question: Why go to the trouble of stressing he wasn’t invited tomorrow and that he wasn’t vetted? All that’ll do is stir up the same sense of grievance among the Huckheads that finding out Hillary wasn’t vetted stirred up in the PUMAs. Or is that the point?