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.
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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.
“Ignore the previous post. I posted a comment in Klingon to the wrong thread.”
Haha. That’s hilarious!!
“there’s a leader that knows what it takes to win...”
What, mike. You made an expensive ad to thank him for supporting Israel. Wouldn’t a phone call have sufficed? Who paid for that ad?
The man is now trying to walk it back and he is being disingenuous. Take responsibility for it Huckabee.
He knew what he was doing. The timing of the ad was suspicious. The polls were showing a death knell for Graham. If it wasn’t an attempt to resurrect Graham, then Huckabee is too stupid to comment on anything, let alone run for POTUS.
We’re not stupid, Mike. You might sucker some sheep, but most of us know who the “father of lies” is.
Get off the stage. Stop running defense and interference for the Rove cabal and riding on the Lord’s good name to do it. He won’t be amused.
Eat mor road kill Huckaphony.
Every time I see Huck’s name I cringe...
When are REAL FReepers going to let (make) this guy just GO AWAY... He’s NO BETTER than any “useful idiot”... I guess some think it’s ok because he’s our idiot...
JUST GO AWAY HUCKABEE... You are not relevant...
2 x 0 still equals 0.
Yup, old weathervane Huck must have seen a poll somewhere.
10 seconds after I saw that ad I was punching out a RED HOT email to Huckabee. The ad is a LIE. At least he knows how I feel. If many people here in SC reacted as I did, then maybe he heard us!
That's like saying that a cold would be better than pneumonia. I wish Huckabee would just go away.
“10 seconds after I saw that ad I was punching out a RED HOT email to Huckabee. The ad is a LIE. At least he knows how I feel. If many people here in SC reacted as I did, then maybe he heard us!”
Good for you!! I’ve written similar emails haha. We may not beat all these worthless people, but they sure as hell will hear from us. I don’t get as many fundraising calls or emails anymore. They’ve apparently gotten the message that they will be getting nothing but an earful!
I’m a central committee member and have publicly praised all three of our major candidates for the Pubbie nomination for governor. None of those statements was an endorsement for the nomination. I’ll take Huck at his word for now.
FOX with the Huckster is a joke.
Bought and paid for.
Just like the other MSM whores.
“Ill take Huck at his word for now.”
Yeah, but you know how this works. Get some endorsements to fool people into voting for you again, the idiots that pay no attention, but then see Huck being for somebody, either officially or not, and they say “oh, Huck’s for Graham. Then I’m voting for Graham.” Get enough of those people to beat back a primary challenge and boom! Back in the senate for six years to screw the people and help the democrats.
Mike Huckabee is a moderate enabler. I wouldn’t believe a word he says.
Well said, in a kind way. The unvarnished truth about Huckabee is a lot less kind.
So glad we didn’t nominate Huck a few years back.
Yes, greed, nepotism and corruption run deep within him... there I go not being nice. Guess I blew that resolution! ;-)
So you would be happier with Christie? I am not even a big supporter of Huck, was just saying
Well, that's not what I was implying, but since you bring it up, I suppose I would.
Christie's a liberal Republican; Huckabee's a liberal Republican, too. He's also a jackass who thought there was a hunger among Limbaugh listeners for a moderate alternative.
But let's not go to war over it. I doubt we'll have to make that ugly choice.
I wasn`t going to go to war :) just thought I would run that by you, was a slow day