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Dec. 31, 2007
"If it costs me the caucus, it does. But I don't want to have to run an ad that I feel like I'm going to have to go take a shower after I run it."
Huckabee, announcing at an Iowa press conference that he was pulling an anti-Romney TV ad he had already delivered to broadcast stations before it started airing. He then proceeded to show the ad to the press, which elicited no small amount of chuckles and charges of hypocrisy. Huckabee maintained that doing so was not a stunt to get free airtime for the ad without airing it on TV, but rather the only way he could prove that he actually had had the ad in question prepared.