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Huckabee Meets Russert

By on 12.30.07 | 8:53AM

Mike Huckabee just wrapped up his interview on "Meet the Press," which aired early here in Des Moines. He got through it largely without incident, and was only on for a half hour (the show was split with Barack Obama).

He again accused Mitt Romney of being "desperate" and "dishonest in his attacks and defended his record on taxes, spending and meth. He took aim at Romney again for a $50 co-pay for abortions in the Massachusetts health care plan, questioned Romney's commitment to the Second Amendment and raised the honesty issue (both on the MLK controversy and Romney's statement that he had been endorsed by the NRA). Russert asked him about Pakistan, and at first watching he seemed to avoid another embarassing gaffe.

The rest of the interview was dominated by questions on faith, abortion, and homosexuality that will likely only serve to help Huckabee among those voters he is appealing to.

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