Huckabee VP? 'My Job Right Now Is to Get Him Elected'

Huckabee's happy to chat about the GOP's future but won't be drawn on veep chances
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2008 8:42 AM CDT
Mike Huckabee, greets John McCain and his wife Cindy as they get off their campaign charter flight, Friday, April 25, 2008, in Little Rock , Ark.    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – Mike Huckabee's as busy as ever two months after dropping out of the GOP race, giving speeches around the country and campaigning for GOP candidates everywhere—including, of course, John McCain, who is said to have the former preacher on the top of his list of potential veeps. So would he accept? "It's impolite to start saying that if the captain of the football team were to invite me to the prom, that I already have a dress picked out," Huckabee told Newsweek.

"My job right now is to get him elected,"  he added. Veep choice or not, Huckabee is still a vote-getter: he polled more than 10% in both Indiana and North Carolina's GOP primaries last week. "Maybe we would have done better if I'd just never campaigned," quipped Huckabee.