Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said pro-life Republicans like himself would not take too kindly to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) as a running mate for John McCainJohn Sidney McCainVeterans group to hand out USS John McCain T-shirts for July 4 on the National Mall Will we ever have another veteran as president? Meghan McCain clashes with Joy Behar as the 'sacrificial Republican' on 'The View' MORE.

"Let's be honest with each other. It would be disastrous choice because, first of all, it's going to alienate many people in the Republican Party, particularly the conservative pro-life, pro-family base," said Huckabee, the last active candidate to win a Republican primary against McCain. He made his remarks in an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity.

Huckabee added: "Look, I like Joe Lieberman, and I would join with many others who would say that if John McCain picked him to be secretary of state or secretary of defense or put him in the cabinet, that's fine. But vice president? You know, Republicans want to elect a Republican president, and that means if something happens to the president, they'd still want a Republican on the job. Joe Lieberman would not be somebody that I think most Republicans would jump up and dance up in the aisles over in Minneapolis."

Huckabee said that Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden, Eastland and rejecting the cult of civility Biden lays out immigration priorities, rips Trump for 'assault on dignity' Democrats not keen to reignite Jerusalem embassy fight MORE should pick a running mate that provides a "wow factor."

"He's really not had a good month and he needs to sort of shore up his credentials and a VP pick could do that," Huckabee said. "I don't think Evan Bayh, who again is a safe choice, maybe is the wow factor that he needs. And I'm not sure who it is. Or he could pick [Sen.] Hillary [Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.)], but I don't think that's going to happen."