(CNN) – Mike Huckabee, a former contender for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, said it would be “a little bit presumptuous to ever assume” that a congregant agrees with everything a pastor says.
“Influential? Sure. Necessarily transferable? Usually not,” Huckabee told a reporter while speaking with the press aboard Sen. John McCain’s campaign bus, the Straight Talk Express.
Huckabee, who was a Baptist pastor before eventually becoming Arkansas’s governor, is campaigning with McCain in Little Rock Friday. The former rivals maintained a cordial relationship before Huckabee ended his presidential bid leaving McCain as the GOP’s presumptive nominee.
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Well, that is the first time in my entire life that I ever liked Huckabee!
Say whatever you want about this guys politics – and I don' tlike most of them – he certainly has integrity, and he demonstrates it again on this issue.
What about what you white folks talk to your kids about the hatred towards black folks in your bed rooms and basement for 400 years.
Did we forgive, or are we still talking about it.?
So Huckabee, please we know your type.
Try telling a Hillary supporter that, they're just as dellusional as their candidate.
heh....thank you Mike Huckabee for being rational. Why is everybody being so irrational in their portrayals of the current Presidential candidates?
Finally someone who is a pastor realizes that not everyone agrees with their pastor.
Huckabee is actually right for once....
Gee even a Republican gets it! Only the slow Hillary supporters dont!
Well there you have it~ all the folks who wanted to pin what Rev. Wright said on Sen. Obama are 'Presumptuous'!!!
I knew I liked Huckabee for some reason. I don't agree with his political stance, but I think he's a great guy.
He must have agreed with him quite a bit.........
He rudely insulted the people of Pennsylvania.
Really, he needs to McHuddle with McCain to get the talking points straight or is this good cop/bad cop?
Straight Talk Express? The bus should be called Sidewinder Express.
He's a good man!
Obama has had 20 years of influence. I think that can transfer after so many years of not just attendance but a close friendship. We are judged by the company we keep. He was more then a pastor, he was his mentor. A mentor is someone you admire and want to emulate.
Thank you and may God bless you for telling the truth.
To hell with what HUCKABEE said.
He is one of those angry racist white male anyway.
We know his type.
Do we want to recall slavery days or do we want to keep talking about a comment made by a pastor who happens to be Obama's pastor, or do we want to raise the issue of slavery days.
So please................... hush.
GO HILLARY !!!!
To agree with everything a pastor says – NO! BUT – influential – YES
and to sit there for 20 YEARS – He must AGREE with most of what Rev Wright teaches – or – he would of left.
Can't blame Rev Wright on Hillary – Obama did this all to himself!
Someone tell Mike that common sense has no place in a presidential election.
Would Huckabee have stayed in the trinity church for 20 years?
THANK GOODNESS, finally a voice of reason and intelligence.
I am an Obama supporter and even if I wasnt once, I really appreciate Huckabee coming out and saying this. It is heartening to see that there are still some sane, unbiased and balanced people alive!
Thank you, Mike Huckabee. If you had gotten the nomination for the republicans, I would have voted for you if Obama didn't get the nod.
Finally someone who approaches this with common sense.
I wish the repubs would have stuck with Huckabee. Now there's a respectable guy.
Wow, Huckabee actually got something right. It is nice to hear common sense from the other side once in a while.