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Mike Huckabee On VP Speculation: 'There's A Greater Likelihood That I'll Be Asked By Madonna' To Tour

06/10/2012 11:49 am ET | Updated Jun 10, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said on Sunday that he's more likely to take his bass skills on the road then be picked by Mitt Romney as the Republican vice presidential nominee.

"I think there's a greater likelihood that I'll be asked by Madonna to go on tour as her bass player," he said on ABC's "This Week."

As the Republican National Convention creeps closer, speculation over Romney's vice presidential pick is reaching a fever pitch, and some consider Huckabee to be a potential dark horse. The former governor, a 2008 presidential candidate, was a favorite among evangelicals and social conservatives, two groups that Romney may struggle with at the polls.

Still, he goes largely unmentioned in talk of Romney's options, overshadowed by politicians such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Huckabee declined to say who he thinks should be the vice presidential candidate, but said that he trusts the selection process.

"Anybody he picks, I believe is going to be the result of a very thoughtful, methodical choice," he said. "The one thing I admire most about Mitt Romney is that he is not a guy that just acts out of some impetuous, visceral reaction. He's very thoughtful, methodical. He will make what would really be a careful business decision."

Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter, who appeared on the same roundtable on "This Week," said she agreed Romney would use a methodical process.

"First of all, no, I have not been asked, and I would not accept it if offered," she joked. "I'm holding out for [Health and Human Services] secretary."

She added that she believes Christie would make the best candidate because he will be willing to go after President Barack Obama.

"You need a pugilist vice president and that is what Mitt Romney is not," she said. "His will not attack. Christie will."

Below, a look at Republicans who have been subject to vice presidential speculation:

Veepstakes 2012

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