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And the -- of South Carolina heats up many believe it may come down to a split vote because of the large number of candidates in the race.
And that's other Huckabee says happened to him in 2008.
With Fred Thompson with them.
John certainly encourage -- this day and I think everyone understood Fred knew that he was not going to get the nomination.
I don't blame John don't blame Fred they were good friends many people in the McCain camp have since confirmed you know that he said please stay and I need in South Carolina.
Primarily in the upstate where I have my strength.
You know what that's politics that's what happens it was an honest a good as straightforward political move on his part.
I had to congratulate import but it was very painful exercise.
-- And it split the vote -- right now with his response is a former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson Fred tiger mourned his senator good morning sir you are watching yesterday when -- Mike Huckabee was on this program and he said that -- Use stayed in the race because John McCain asked you to stay in the race to split the vote.
So that Huckabee -- win that's what -- yesterday and your -- -- -- -- And minding my own business seven my second cup of coffee com.
Contemplating the election in general terms in the future.
And Michael wanted to revisit the campaign last.
You know what might just -- it is is fine except for one thing.
There's not one shred of truth to that.
Only -- that McCain never asked you to stay in the race senator.
Senator McCain and I'm never had a conversation.
About staying in the race thing salaries.
I think he called me the day after Iowa the big beating -- -- like you know.
Fifteen votes or something and I when he called and told -- don't demand a recount or something we had a good laugh and -- and -- to him again until after.
South Carolina was over -- I didn't endorse John until after Super Tuesday.
If I've wanted to hurt Huckabee out of -- in as we went down to Tennessee in places that or or would have endorsed John.
Before them so we didn't have a conversation about it we didn't have a conversation with the intermediaries.
Person representative represented there was nothing.
Set about -- if you -- me is certainly if you know -- that's that's not us and there is probably not a big deal I've heard speculation you know for a while and then there's always speculation or speculation about West Virginia last year when Romney was supposed to win and and they were they were saying that you know the reason we won the last -- -- -- -- -- these people on McCain's people got together and threw it to Huckabee and -- that it's all baloney and all my.
Mike's been around long enough you know not to have not to move -- all that stuff too deeply when he says several McCain people who have come to him and verified it.
Unless you know I -- and nothing nothing at all organs.
My -- -- -- I doubt that.
I doubt there are and it and if they did he issued issued -- it well it it appears it is just a little rewriting of history does not unless it's -- -- -- --
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