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Wow, Mike Huckabee -- why don't you tell us how you really feel about Mitt Romney?

Published February 1, 2008 8:35PM (EST)

"Well, Mitt's always trying to be something. Right now, he's trying to be the conservative alternative.

"Mitt's just trying to be a conservative, because he's really having to overcome a lifetime of being pro-abortion, of being pro-same-sex relationships, about being against the Second Amendment and for gun control, about being for $700 million in increases in taxes, and then saying he didn't ever raise taxes, but he called them fees.

"Mitt's reinvented himself so many different times. And, you know, it's absurd to me when he says that maybe I ought to drop out of the race.

"You know, Norah, my perspective is here's a guy with an MBA from Harvard who ought to know something about a business model. And when you spend as much money as he has, and he has basically the same market share that I have, if this were a business decision, Mitt would be shutting his operation down, terminating those employees, and giving them a pink slip, and saying, 'Huckabee's got a more efficient operation. We ought to follow him, because he's getting the job done with a whole lot less overhead.'"

-- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, speaking on MSNBC Friday about his rival for the Republican presidential nomination, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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