03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Huckabee: 'Not Trying To Be Tricky' With Ad Attacking Romney

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee insisted he wasn't trying to pull a fast one when he played a negative TV commercial for the media even as he promised not to air it for voters.

"It was not trying to be tricky; it was trying to be as honest as I could," the former Arkansas governor said Tuesday. "If I'd have really wanted to be tricky, I would have let the ad run three days and then say, 'No, I've had a change of mind."