Thursday, May 31, 2012

Huckabee dismisses "petty, past moments" with Romney

It's well-known that Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney have more than buried the hatchet, but considering 2008, it's still always a little surprising to hear this kind of gushing from Huck at a New Hampshire GOP dinner last night (emphasis added).

"No," added Huckabee, he is not casting a ballot against Barack Obama. Rather, he said, he's supporting the man best suited for the Oval Office.

"I'm voting for Mitt," he said. "Look, Mitt's going to be a good president, and I think when you look at what Obama has done and what Mitt Romney brings to the table in terms of being able to manage something, anything.

"For heaven's sakes, he's managed a state, he's managed a significant capital enterprise, he's managed a huge non-profit endeavor, the Olympics, and he's done it all successfully," Huckabee continued.

"Barack Obama came to the office of president having managed nothing, not so much as a hot dog stand. And it shows, and this country is struggling because of it, so I'm quite optimistic that we're going to have a much better four years ahead."

Huckabee echoed those sentiments when he stood in front of the crowd of more than 700 paid Republicans and called on them to put their differences aside and oust Barack Obama.

"Folks, this isn't about some petty past moments between Mitt Romney and me. This has nothing to do with the past. This has everything to do with the future of the great United States of America," he said to a growing applause, "and let me make it perfectly clear: I am going to do everything I can humanly do for Mitt Romney to be the next president of the United States of America."

WMUR also reports that Huck, yet again, pointed Mitt in the direction of Rubio for VP.