The clip is from an interview with Dallas radio station KWRD FM back in June. Host Scott Wilder serves up the question, and Huckabee answers:
Scott Wilder: There are an awfull lot of people worried right now that the Republican Party really is is flirting with the possibility of having a nominee that is not pro-life, what would that mean if they did that.
Mike Huckabee: It Means President Hillary Rodham Clinton. It means the Republican Party loses a whole lot of folks including people like me who didn’t become pro life because of my politics I became political because of my pro life convictions. That’s what worries me when I see some of the people who say I’ve argued it both ways, I can be for or I can be against. Hey whatever you need. Well I’m not a whatever you need kind of a guy.
So why is this relevant now? Well, Huckabee’s surge makes him a viable candidate for both the #1 and #2 slots on the GOP ticket, at least as things stand now. On ABC’s This Week Sunday, host George Stephanopolous gave Huckabee the chance to slam Giuliani on his security/girlfriend problem, and Huckabee let the ball pass without a swing. That leads to speculation that Huckabee is auditioning for the VP slot if Giuliani gets the nomination. This clip hints that Huckabee’s differences with Giuliani are, or at least were, profound enough to nix that possibility.
If Huck moves toward Giuliani, it might cost him some support among social cons.