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Alec Baldwin and Ed Rollins talk Huckabee

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Alec Baldwin does a radio show and podcast "Here's the Thing." Here, he talks to campaign strategist Ed Rollins, who managed Mike Huckabee's campaign in 2008. He says he'd put a team together for Huckabee in 2012 and thought Huckabee could win.

ALEC BALDWIN:

What happened with Huckabee, do you think?

ED ROLLINS:

I think he basically — he had come right out of the governorship [in 2008]. It was sort of like the next thing to do, not that anybody can —

[BOTH AT ONCE]

ALEC BALDWIN:

His heart wasn't in it.

ED ROLLINS:

This time his heart wasn't in it. You know, my sense is he'd have been a great candidate.

ALEC BALDWIN:

I was convinced there was gonna be a duel between Huckabee and Romney.

ED ROLLINS:

It would have been. I - I'm telling you, it would have been. And, and—

ALEC BALDWIN:

It would have been mano-a-mano.

ED ROLLINS:

No, it would have been mano-a-mano. And I had it all strategized, and that was—

[ALEC LAUGHS]

That’s, that’s - that was my—

ALEC BALDWIN:

You must be pissed! [LAUGHS]

ED ROLLINS:

I am. That's my - I had it and I knew I —

[OVERTALK]

ALEC BALDWIN:

That was your Game 7 maybe.

ED ROLLINS:

That was my, my game and I'd, I'd spent two years thinkin’ about it. You know but, as I said to him, I can't want it more than you want it.

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