Mike Huckabee was interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room following today’s debate. Transcript follows…
BLITZER: Mike Huckabee walked into this final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses on January 3rd in a whole new position. The former underdog now is a top contender, if not the top contender, for this first presidential contest of the primary season. And that also makes him, of course, the targets for some scathing attacks and some fierce scrutiny. He understands that.
The former Arkansas governor is joining us now from the site of this debate.
Governor, thanks very much for coming in.
And let me ask you right away, what did you think? How did you do?
MIKE HUCKABEE (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, I think the debate went fine. It was frankly a little less fireworks than I anticipated, but believe me, Wolf, I’m very fine with that. I was kind of anticipating there would be blood on the floor, most of it mine. And fortunately, I came out with — without a Band-Aid.