Huckabee says he realizes the numbers are against him — Romney won 286 delegates, and Huckabee has won 217. Add Romney’s delegates to McCain’s, and it gives the Arizona senator a 899-delegate lead and puts him 75 away from the number needed to be the nominee.
But Huckabee said you can’t assume that Romney’s delegates will switch their allegiance to McCain. Video Watch Romney endorse McCain »
“Well, the question is, will they go there?” he asked. “We heard all along that the reason they were with Romney was because they were splitting with me over the conservative wing of the party.
“Now, the question is, do they go to the most conservative person, the person who believes in the Human Life Amendment, the person who wants to make sure that we don’t raise taxes, who has signed the no-tax pledge? If they — if that’s what drove them to their original decision, there’s as strong a likelihood that they would come with me.”