(CNN) - Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Sunday he’s interested in John McCain’s No. 2 spot.
“There's no one I would rather be on a ticket with than John McCain,” the former Arkansas governor said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“Let me point out that all during the campaign, when I was his rival, not a running mate, there was no one who was more complimentary of him publicly and privately,” he said.
Huckabee abandoned his presidential bid after McCain clinched the Republican nomination in early March.
When Huckabee announced his candidacy in January 2007, the former Baptist pastor was best known for his dramatic weight loss. The 52-year-old governor dropped more than 100 pounds after being diagnosed with diabetes in 2003.
Huckabee went on to finish first in the Iowa caucuses January 3, placing him among the top tier of Republican hopefuls.
He lagged behind Mitt Romney and McCain in the next round of contests, in New Hampshire and Michigan, and trailed McCain in South Carolina. However, his victories in the Deep South states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and his native Arkansas in the February 5 Super Tuesday contests helped force Romney out of the race.
“I want to make sure you know [McCain] was my number two choice. I still wanted to win, but if I couldn't, John McCain, from always, was the guy I would've supported and have now supported,” Huckabee said.
Asked if it would help McCain if he were to be the vice president, Huckabee said that’s something only McCain can decide.
“I'm going to support him because I think he's the right person for America. I think he has the kind of seasoning and maturity that this country needs.”
I would like to see Romney,Crist,or Pawlenty.I like Huckabee,but I think maybe Romney would be best.
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IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL WE HAVE A TOTAL ON THE POPULAR VOTE!
Is it about how much one wants the presidency or how much one has given for one's country?
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Very very mean bad joke from a man of God. He can contribute to the full list of loss for McSameBush.
Never fly, but then again, why would anyone in their right mind want to be McCain's VP in this election? The Republicans cannot win, even with the ineptitude of the Democratic National Committee, which seems determined to undermine their candidates at every opportunity.
After your comment about Obama ducking a bullet....you have NERVE!!!!!
Why is it you Republicans can't talk about what you are going to do instead of smear, smear, smear and racist comments like you made?
Oh, I forgot one 'FEAR! FEAR! FEAR!.
Even mickey mouse knows better never to crack jokes about a gun being pointed at barack obama which makes him useless to me personal that mike huckabee talking about number two spot. Probably he never read the signs better americans don't like you "MIKE" go back to the south with your buddy chuck norris go shoot running deers or something you're a loser.
"after your stupid rascist gun joke, even my dog can't have you as his veepee!"
Well, don't let him eat the REPO dog food either.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction." –Blaise Pascal
Sen. McCain Wants To Be President
Check-out his unpresidential credentials... Mc Cain is a traitor to his own country.....
McCain, pick Gov. Sanford from SC. Huckabee's worthless. If he's the VP, I'm voting for Bob Barr.
Christine V from Dallas TX May 18th, 2008 2:18 pm ET
The media from CNN, MSNBC to FOX has stated OBAMA HAS WORK TO DO IF HE IS TO CONVINCE HILLARY'S SUPPORTERS!
I have to laugh because NOW EVERYONE REALIZES THAT HE WILL NOT WIN NOVEMBER…..
AND NO MATTER HOW DELUSIONAL THE MEDIA PERCEIVES THAT WE WILL COME AROUND AND VOTE FOR THE *PRODUCT* …..THEY KNOW
THE TRUTH….THEY KNOW THE DEMS WILL NOT BE UNITED…
WELL OBAMA SUPPORTERS THANKS A MILLION!!!! YOU BROUGHT THIS TO YOURSELF….YOU ARE HATEFUL, RACISTS BRATS…..
HAVE FUN BECAUSE NOW YOU NOT ONLY HAVE TO DEAL WITH US WHO IS LEAVING YOU ON YOUR OWN …BUT NOW YOU ARE DEALING WITH REPUBS…………………..
Thank you for that stupid brainless rant in ALL CAPS Mrs. Stupidity! Don't you think that if you and all your Hillarity supporters don't support Obama in November that we Obama supporters will do the same to her in 2012? You don't think ahead much do ya.. If it is perceived that he loses because of "so-called" Democrats like you not voting for him, we WILL make sure Hillary does NOT win in 2012. It's a double-edged sword so you better start thinking more than one day ahead at a time. Idiotic woman.
you will paid for what you have said about Senator Barack Obama
you will see what will happen to you soon
John McCain, please make Mike Hackabee your VP and kiss the presidency a very good bye. A good advise, make Condo Rice your VP and that will be a dream team a winning team.
I have said it and you must do it.
WHY? Because that is the only way.
Please, please put a racist on the ticket. We're begging you.
McCain/Huckabee with FairTax deal will be UNSTOPPABLE in the South and might as well be the winning ticket the GOP needs now. The best show GOP can put out will be McCain/Huckabee with FairTax model.
Any other scenario will be difficult for GOP to come even close to Obama IMO
Huckabee sucks.... he is suppose to be a former pastor.. he is no better than REV WRIGHT!.....
this guy must be dreaming,after his dumb gun joke.
i dont know why republican gov.like to fight wars everytimes. instead of try to make a peace to the world. u are fighting arab peoples instead to leave them to go on their way . and just protect your own country and your peoples bcus those peoples they ready to die any time any day. death is notting to them. if mcain become a president i think it will worse morethan bush. bcus i can see in is eyes and hand full of human blood. and those spirit of death peoples will not let him rest. i will advise old mcain fighting is notting u will be just waisting money and life of innocent peoples. mc cain or clinton or obama who ever be president. stop fighting try to make a peace. fighting is notting. only make u waiste money millions of lifes. if any elected president want to fight a war.or like a war the first thing u have to do let all your familys lead a war and then american troops will follow them if they kill 5 to 10 any us president familys that;s the time he will know that war is not good. dont keep ur sons in the room and be sending another person sons to face a war. pls make peace
Remembering Robert Kennedy, do we really know who shot him? And I would love to see how any of these people would react if a gun was pointed at them!!!!! Yeah, right. If he wasn't thinking something stupid, he wouldn't have said something stupid. Barack needs to be extra careful.
If he is on the ticket I will not vote for any of the candidates.
If this is the ticket, then I will have to vote for the Democratic ticket. There is one person that bugs me more than Hillary, and it is Huckabee.
Why all this whoha about who is going to be the president and vice president. It wasdecided along time ago by the powers that be. If anyone honestly believes that Bush won the last election then they live in a fantasy land. Why all this precious money is spent on primary's that mean nothing is a shame. That money can be better spent else where in America. The election of the president in this country is a sham and we the people have let it happen. We need another Boston Tea Party. More taxes are levied on us and no candidate can change that. All our jobs have been sent to other countries and we still buy the products. We let the unions ruin our economy, hmm, maybe thats why are jobs are gone. We are sheep and we just follow along. Think real hard, who do you think big companies with deep pockets want in office?
Smart thing to say..I wouldn't mind Mike as V.P..He is a Republican but still smarter then Obama and he is big time down to earth even thou he does say dumb things when he trying to be funny.
Clinton or McCain 08 not NObama/Wright
Mike "lousy joke" Huckabee and George W. McSame?
Go OBAMA! crush those fools