Hoping for a Miracle, Huckabee Vows to Fight On

Candidate says he's not just a "fly in the ointment"; critics say he's after VP slot
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2008 12:30 PM CST
Republican presidential hopeful former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, in Washington. Despite lagging behind John McCain in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – He’s already outlasted America’s mayor, a Law and Order star, and a millionaire former governor. Now, despite eating John McCain's dust in the GOP delegate race, Mike Huckabee vowed today to continue to fight for the White House, Reuters reports. “Am I quitting? No, I’m not,” the former Arkansas governor told the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington—the same forum Mitt Romney chose to drop out of the race.

Huckabee insisted that he wasn’t just a “fly in the ointment.” But critics argue he’s staying put to angle for the VP slot, the Chicago Tribune notes. Huckabee fared surprisingly well on Super Tuesday, but McCain has amassed two-thirds of the delegates needed for nomination. Responding to skepticism over his chances to overtake McCain, Huckabee said, “I didn’t major in math. I majored in miracles, and I still believe in those.”