Mitt Romney has been accused by Mike Huckabee of dirty politicking while at a morning rally. Huckabee gave the suggestion that Romney was telling voters that a vote for Huckabee was a vote against Romney.
Romney would say on Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes” last week: “I think most people recognize that a vote for Mike Huckabee is a vote for John McCain, and if they want John McCain as their nominee, why that’s exactly what that vote would do.”
In response, Huckabee said: “I know Mr. Romney has been trying to do a little voter suppression by telling people a vote for me is really a vote for John McCain.”
He would then continue by saying: “Let me tell you something, a vote for me is exactly what it is – a vote for me. A vote for somebody who hasn’t just decided this year where he stands on the second amendment. … It’s a vote for somebody who knows where he stands on the sanctity of life. It’s somebody who knows where he stands on the federal marriage amendment. … It’s somebody who knows where he stands on the Reagan legacy and the Bush tax cuts and hasn’t changed his opinion.”
Huckabee had called this “voter suppression.”
“If you try to discourage people from voting for somebody, what else would you call it?” Romney asked. He did not apologize for making such an accusation directed at Mitt Romney.