Gov. Huckabee, seemingly a beneficiary of a group that made calls on his behalf, in a class act, denies the group works for him and actually wishes they would terminate their work.
“It’s not on behalf of my campaign,” Huckabee said at a campaign stop in Iowa, according to the New York Times. “I don’t know who is behind it. We’ve asked them to stop. I don’t think it’s helping us. In fact, it’s hurting us, and it’s not part of our campaign. We have publicly repudiated the tactics because they do not represent our kind of campaigning.”
Huckabee was referring to Common Sense Issues Inc., a group that has been calling and mailing Iowa residents on Huckabee’s behalf in the days leading to the state’s caucuses in January.
In another situation in relation to Rudy Giuliani, Huck again displays the fruit of a Christian:
Toward the end of a 20-minute interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week, Mr. Huckabee was essentially given a free shot at Mr. Giuliani, asked to assess the Rudy’s claim that the accounting procedures that resulted in security expenses for trips with his then-paramour being billed to the city of New York while he was mayor had been “perfectly appropriate.”
Mr. Huckabee could easily have piled on, either overtly or with subtlety, but instead he offered a rather rousing defense of Mr. Giuliani, framing the story as the product of overzealous, context-ignorant reporting.
This is why he has my vote.