Mike Huckabee, speaking to the Hudson Union Society earlier this month (Nov 2).
When he [Barack Obama] was at Dover the other day, and went there to pay respect for soldiers, I heard a lot of people on the Right say "Aw, that's just a cheap photo-op."
No, I think it was the Commander-in-Chief of our military paying respect to a dead soldier, and I'm grateful that he did that, and I was proud of him for doing that. And I think we all -- as Americans -- should give him credit for doing that.
When he and Michele hosted the tricker-treaters on Halloween, quit finding something wrong with that.
Say "Good, I'm glad that he and the First Lady are treating children to an experience at the White House", and I just find it deplorable that some people on my end of the aisle want to find everything wrong and nothing right about the man as a man."
As it happens, Huck's Q&A was one day after Rush Limbaugh's appearance on Fox News Sunday.
CHRIS WALLACE: But you say that you don't know if he really cares. Would you at least give him credit for going to Dover, Delaware to honor the remains of dead soldiers who came back from Afghanistan.
RUSH: Now see, the politically-correct thing to say here would be "Oh yes, I am very impressed that President Obama decided to go show his concern for the remains troops have given their lives for freedom in this country."
It was a photo-op. It was a photo-op precisely because he's having big-time trouble on this whole dithering situation.... and of course, when you have a sycophantic media following you around, able to promote and amplify whatever you want, then he can create the impression he has all this great concern.