Huckabee fired a shot at the GOP frontrunners
(CNN) - Taking on top GOP challengers, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said in Texas this weekend that "people aren't going to find me in a YouTube moment" showing changes in key positions.
The comment was an apparent shot at GOP candidate Mitt Romney, R-Mass., and possible entrant to the race Fred Thompson, R-Tenn. Both have been the subjects of clips posted on YouTube in recent weeks showing different stands on abortion they took in previous statewide races.
In Amarillo on Saturday night, the former Arkansas governor said one of the reasons he considers himself most qualified to be president is because he holds "convictions that are consistent."
"People aren't going to find me in a YouTube moment from 10 years ago saying something substantially different than I'm saying today," he said.
Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, delivered the sermon Sunday at an Amarillo church. He stayed away from politics in the address, focusing on the importance of humility and good deeds. But he told reporters that faith should be central to every politician's public and private life - and he said he cringes when he hears politicians say that faith doesn't affect the way they govern.
"Well, I make it very clear - it very much affects the way I govern," he said. "If a person says his or her faith is very separate and compartmentalized from all the decisions one makes, what it really says is their faith is insignificant and inconsequential."
– CNN Political Desk Managing Editor Steve Brusk