Thursday, February 24, 2011

Huckabee: "Misplaced" focus on Jeremiah Wright in 2008

Mike Huckabee, looking back at both his and Barack Obama's religious history in a new interview with Christianity Today.

"If people went back and heard every sermon I heard when I was a little kid and some of the more fundamentalist pastors were yelling from the pulpit at me, if they took every one of those sermons and lifted out of them certain phrases and things, it could be scandalous, but only out of the context of the bigger picture.

That's why I thought that a lot of the focus on Jeremiah Wright was misplaced."

So by my count, Huckabee has called 2008's controversy over Jeremiah Wright "misplaced", forcefully defended Michelle Obama, questioned U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, and castigated the tea party for its emphasis on purity -- all in one week.

Still think he's running for the GOP nomination?