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On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Mike Huckabee appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Last week, on the eve of the Iowa caucus, he appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and went on to win.

“If I win New Hampshire, it’s because I did this show,” Huckabee said, according to the Boston Globe.

“If I lose New Hampshire, it’s because I did this show,” he added to laughter and applause.

He also evoked some of his campaign themes.

“What I find is, everybody’s an American. And I don’t care who they are
and what they are, they want this country to quit fighting each other
politically,” Huckabee said. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s Iowa or
New Hampshire or any other state in this country, people get it. I
don’t think Washington gets it. … And they’re so polarized, they have
become paralyzed.”

Short of cash compared to other candidates, Huckabee needs the exposure. Running on Leno at the same time was Ron Paul, who also needs the exposure but has done well this cycle in getting the cash.