Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Sunday he would like to be John McCain's running mate. "There's no one I would rather be on a ticket with than John McCain," said Huckabee, who was a stronger than expected challenger against McCain for the Republican presidential nomination. "All during the campaign when I was his rival, not a running mate, there was no one who was more complimentary of him publicly and privately. ... I still wanted to win, but if I couldn't, John McCain was always the guy I would have supported and have now supported. "But whether or not I do the best for him, that's something that only he can decide," Huckabee said on NBC television's "Meet the Press."