Huckabee's Veiled Swipes at Obama's 'Different Worldview'

Erik Hayden
Huckabee's Veiled Swipes at Obama's 'Different Worldview'

In an interview on Monday, Mike Huckabee sounded as if he was endorsing a strain of birtherism when he referenced Obama's having "grown up in Kenya" (a complete falsehood) as evidence that his worldview is "very different than the average American." This morning, like a few other pundits, the Wire tried to give Huck the benefit of the doubt--noting that the ex-governor's spokesperson immediately put out a statement saying he "misspoke" and that Huckabee seemed to be positioning himself as one of the more congenial Obama detractors.

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But on Wednesday, Huckabee sort of walked back into his earlier murky statements. Talking Points Memo's Jillian Rayfield reports a few interesting comments Huckabee made to interviewer Bryan Fischer on his conservative radio show. Fischer makes a point of asking about Obama's "fundamentally anti-American ideas," and Huckabee seemed all too willing to indulge Fischer.

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"I have said many times," Huckabee stated, "publicly, that I do think he has a different worldview and I think it's, in part, molded out of a very different experience. Most of us grew up going to Boy Scout meetings and, you know, our communities were filled with Rotary Clubs, not madrassas." Whoa there.

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