April 25th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Huckabee: 'Presumptuous' to assume Obama agrees with Wright

 Huckabee and McCain spoke with reporters Friday on the Straight Talk Express.
Huckabee and McCain spoke with reporters Friday on the Straight Talk Express.

(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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Filed under: Jeremiah Wright • John McCain • Mike Huckabee
soundoff (101 Responses)
  1. kathleen retired Professional w/woman for obama

    Well, that is the first time in my entire life that I ever liked Huckabee!

    April 25, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. Getting tired of this

    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.

    April 25, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. Look byond

    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.

    April 25, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  4. Florida For Obama

    Try telling a Hillary supporter that, they're just as dellusional as their candidate.

    April 25, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  5. Matt

    heh....thank you Mike Huckabee for being rational. Why is everybody being so irrational in their portrayals of the current Presidential candidates?

    April 25, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  6. concern citizen

    Finally someone who is a pastor realizes that not everyone agrees with their pastor.

    April 25, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. mjaber

    Huckabee is actually right for once....

    April 25, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. Grif

    I Concur!

    April 25, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  9. Young & Educated 4 Obama

    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'!!!

    April 25, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  10. DefinitelyDem

    I knew I liked Huckabee for some reason. I don't agree with his political stance, but I think he's a great guy.

    April 25, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  11. Susan MO

    He must have agreed with him quite a bit.........

    He rudely insulted the people of Pennsylvania.

    April 25, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  12. Patricia, Idaho

    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.

    April 25, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  13. Jordan for Obama

    He's a good man!

    April 25, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  14. Why not?????

    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.

    April 25, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  15. Bitter and voting for Obama

    Thank you and may God bless you for telling the truth.

    April 25, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  16. Look byond

    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.

    April 25, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  17. Molly

    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!

    April 25, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  18. Bill

    Someone tell Mike that common sense has no place in a presidential election.

    April 25, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  19. DAN

    Would Huckabee have stayed in the trinity church for 20 years?

    April 25, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  20. EDW

    THANK GOODNESS, finally a voice of reason and intelligence.

    April 25, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  21. mohana

    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!

    April 25, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  22. SueB

    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.

    April 25, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  23. Sue, NY

    Finally someone who approaches this with common sense.

    April 25, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  24. ART in TX

    I wish the repubs would have stuck with Huckabee. Now there's a respectable guy.

    April 25, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  25. Eric San Diego

    Wow, Huckabee actually got something right. It is nice to hear common sense from the other side once in a while.

    April 25, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
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