Huckabee keeps alive spat with Daniels

Mike Huckabee tried to keep alive his dust-up with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) on Monday, issuing another statement decrying Daniels' call for a "truce" on social issues.

The controversy started Friday, when Huckabee criticized the Indiana governor for saying the next president should de-emphasize issues like abortion and gay marriage.

"For those of us who have labored long and hard in the fight to educate the Democrats, voters, the media and even some Republicans on the importance of strong families, traditional marriage and life to our society, this is absolutely heartbreaking," Huckabee said in a blog post.

The former Arkansas governor penned an addendum Monday, arguing that there's a link between moral issues and the economy.

"The collapse of morality and ethical business practices preceded the collapse of Wall Street — unchecked greed caused the downfall," Huckabee wrote.

Beyond the policy issues involved, the spat also gives Huckabee the opportunity to draw a contrast between himself and a potential challenger for the 2012 GOP nomination.