Huckabee: Hey, I wasn't criticizing Fred Thompson for helping McCain to beat me

“I thought it was brilliant strategy,” Huckabee said. “I though it was a compliment in that it was a brilliant political move if they did it. If they weren’t smart enough to do it, then I apologize for giving them the benefit of being that smart, because I thought it would’ve been a great move, and I certainly wasn’t bitter about it, because it was not illegal or unethical, it was just good political strategy.”