Huckabee on the GOP

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. (AP)
Mike Huckabee speaks at a "fair tax" rally on Sunday, Nov. 16, in Duluth, Georgia, where he was campaigning for Sen. Saxby Chambliss in his Dec. 2 runoff election against Democratic candidate Jim Martin. (AP)

In a GOP campaign that got angrier as it went, that stood out.

Huckabee ran on a shoestring and outlasted every Republican competitor but John McCain. Now, Mike Huckabee is having his say. He’s got sharp words for Mitt Romney. For evangelicals who did not line up with him.

He’s got questions about why it was McCain-Pailin, not McCain-Huckabee. And he’s looking ahead.

This hour, On Point: Mike Huckabee speaks.Guests:

Mike Huckabee joins us from Lexington, Kentucky. Former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, his new book is "Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America."

From Washington, we'll be joined later this hour by Gail Chaddock, Congressional reporter for the Christian Science Monitor.

And we'll be joined by David Winston, a Republican pollster and strategist currently advising House Minority Leader John Boehner and other congressional GOP leaders. He served as director of planning for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and is a columnist for Roll Call and an election analyst for CBS News.

This program aired on December 2, 2008.


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