Mike Huckabee has Mitch McConnell’s back. He made that clear with an endorsement on Thursday.
“It isn’t easy fighting on the front lines against Barack Obama and his allies in Congress every day but someone has to do it,” wrote the former Arkansas governor on his Facebook page. “There is nobody who has done it more effectively, who asks for less recognition for his work, than Mitch McConnell.”
In an interview with Jon Stewart on Monday, former Arkansas GOP governor Mike Huckabee elaborated on his remark last week that Republicans have done a "pathetic job reaching out to people of color."
"Republicans have done a pathetic job of communicating what conservatism does to empowerpeopleand how it helpspeopletomovefrom one rung of the ladderto the next," Huckabee told Stewart. "And to be honest, some brands of conservatism don't helppeoplemake it to the next rung of the ladder."
Huckabee kicked off the "Daily Show" interview on ahumorousnote, saying, "I'm doing great Jon, let's just don't talk about the election."
Check out the full interview below.
There may not be any debates on the schedule for the GOP presidential candidates, but tonight three of them will take part tn Mike Huckabee’s forum in Wilmington, Ohio.
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Mike Huckabee doesn’t want to be in ads, the DCCC outraised the NRCC, Gingrich is still up in national Gallup polling and Rick Santorum’s biggest backer has an open checkbook.
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There’s no question that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was vulnerable in this year’s Republican presidential primary.
After all, he had signed a health care law in Massachusetts that bore more than a passing resemblance to the national law championed by President Obama. Romney had also switched his position on abortion — from pro-choice to pro-life — and was an uneasy fit (at best) for the sort of economic populism sweeping the country. He’s also a Mormon in a party whose primary electorate is dominated by white evangelical Protestants.
Huckabee isn’t running again, Bachmann’s pollster has quit, Newt Gingrich is just smarter than everyone else, and Huntsman is moving his campaign to New Hampshire.
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Some in Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign think Mike Huckabee deliberately torpedoed any shot that the former Massachusetts governor had at the GOP nomination three years ago.
In 2012, however, Huckabee may prove to be one of Romney’s biggest assets.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s entrance into the 2012 presidential race has turned the one-time political enemies into frenemies (Best. Term. Ever.) — as Huckabee has emerged as perhaps Perry’s most high-profile detractor to date.