Skip to comments.Huckabee walks back Graham endorsement
Posted on 01/03/2014 1:08:40 PM PST by cotton1706
Potential presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee walked back his support Thursday for Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying that a video he made last month praising the South Carolina Republican was not actually an endorsement for his re-election campaign.
Huckabee narrated and appeared in a television ad last month from the South Carolina Conservative Action Alliance, touting Lindsey Grahams foreign policy chops. In the ad, Huckabee compares Grahams leadership in combatting radical Islam to former President Ronald Reagans leadership in winning the Cold War.
Theres a leader in South Carolina who knows what it takes to win: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Huckabee says, praising his push for answers on Benghazi, and his support of Israel and a strong national defense.
Call Lindsey Graham and thank him for being a conservative champion of peace through strength, Huckabee says at the end of the ad.
Graham is up for re-election this year, and several Republican candidates have emerged to challenge him on the right. The SCCAA ad was interpreted by many to be an endorsement of Graham for instance, both RealClearPolitics and RedState posted items describing it as such.
But Huckabee said that was not his intention in a statement posted Thursday on the website for his PAC, HuckPAC.
To be clear, I havent endorsed Lindsey Graham for Senate, Huckabee wrote. Last year, I voiced an ad thanking him for support of Israel. It was not an endorsement for his reelection. In fact, I dont plan to endorse anyone in SC Senate race in the primary but I will certainly help in the general election if asked.
Huckabee took a jab at Graham, suggesting his campaign was misrepresenting the ad.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Theres no slipping anything past Huck.
Can’t have it both ways, Huck.
Huckabee would be 200 % better than Chris Christie, if it came down to those choices Huck would be the better option
For Sure Ted Cruz or Sarah would be better, but Huck would be a huge step up from Obama
In the ad, Huckabee compares Grahams leadership in combatting radical Islam to former President Ronald Reagans leadership in winning the Cold War.
When Linda Graham and his role Model Juan McCain traveled to Syria and urged the Marxist Dictator in the White House to support a bunch of radical Muslims trying to unseat one of the few Islamic Leaders who still protects Christian Minorities, HOW was he battling “radical Islam”??
Glad Huckabee retraced his steps here. Linda Graham is one of the most virulent little RINO pustules in the Senate.
Sounds more like an apology for people not agreeing with his assessment of Graham.
No more dopes from Hope.
The Huckster is slimy.
Elmer Gantry comes to mind.
"A picture is worth ten thousand words.."
No more of these “Big tent” Republican Presidential nominees, please.
Ignore the previous post. I posted a comment in Klingon to the wrong thread.
More like Henry Hill!
Not good for business, heh?
This is pretty interesting and I believe, significant.
What are the conservative credentials of his Primary opponent.
The Huckster needs to un-endorse himself.
The Huckster will be working for Rove in the upcoming Presidential
Primaries. His job? To run for President and divide conservatives,
thus allowing another McCain or Romney to win the nomination.
I don't care what thread you posted on, that's the post of the day. :)
Huckabee is a RINO DICK!
Huck would be the perfect VP candidate for Marco Rubio.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.