Mike Huckabee told me Sunday that Mitt Romney should apologize for saying â€œblatantly untrueâ€ things about him.
Huckabee also said such an apology would be accepted only if Romney also admitted that he â€œhas not been forthcomingâ€ about his own record.
Both statements came in a phone interview, after I had asked Huckabee whether he thinks he was owed an apology for negative commercials Romney has been running about him.
The Money Quotes:
- â€œI didnâ€™t draw first blood and say terrible things about Mitt,â€ Huckabee said. â€œIâ€™m not angry. This is politics; it is the way it works. But he not only wants to make up his record, but my record.â€
- â€œThis is not the way a man ought to become president,â€ Huckabee went on. â€œCertainly not in our party.â€
Huckabee also said that Romney should take down his negative television ads because they are “DISHONEST.” See below:
Romneyâ€™s Madden says no apology is coming and the Arkansan is showing signs of â€œtestiness and irritability.â€
Huckabee, in the meantime, says that he may have to respond with his own negative ads.
Huckabee also hinted that he might hit back at Romney with ads of his own. â€œWe will have a final decision on that announced tomorrow,â€ Huckabee said Sunday. â€œWe reserve the right to respond in any way. I donâ€™t want to be viewed as going negative, but it is necessary to get the facts out.â€
Since Huckabee took most of the day off from retail campaigning in Iowa to film new television ads, Flap would bet the farm that a “NEW NEGATIVE” ad against Romney will be airing by noon tomorrow, Pacific time.
No 11th Commandment here folks.
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