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


Alex Koppelman
February 2, 2008 1:35AM (UTC)

"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.

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"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.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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