That was Mike Huckabee’s response to Tim Russert’s question this morning about whether he wanted to be vice president. There was some subsequent backing and filling — Huckabee said he didn’t expect to be on any list John McCain might build — but that’s what he said. He would not say flatly that he’d decline the job, if offered.

Russert worked him over pretty well on policy shifts — on a national smoking ban; on the Cuban embargo; on signing a no-new-tax pledge — and for his support for televangelist Kenneth Copeland, who’s been resisting a congressional investigation of expenditures by his ministry.

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