Mike Huckabee is the first presidential candidate out of the gate with a slam on Fred Thompson’s MTP appearance Sunday. During that appearance, Thompson stated that he doesn’t support the Human Life Amendment. Huckabee’s take:

Senator Thompson’s comments on ‘Meet the Press’ were disappointing and disheartening for those who were expecting him to be a solid voice for conservatives. The marriage and life amendments are critical issues for those of us who have been on the front lines of these cultural battles. Sen. Thompson’s philosophy seems to be more ‘cut and run’ when it comes to these issues, rather than stand and lead.

Fred’s response this morning on Fox: Flay Huckabee’s entire record as Arkansas governor.

Thompson manages to pound Huckabee into a fine powder without ever coming across as harsh or even particularly angry. It’s as solid an appearance as I’ve seen Thompson deliver since the official announcement that he’s running.

Takeaway: Don’t mess with the Fred.