(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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His insight is enlightened. Finally, someone in the campaign not being critical of another.
I think it's true!! that both Huckabee and Mc Cain are compaigning for Hillary now.
I like huckabee, but I don't want him running our government. He seems like a reasonable, "old-style" republican (the ones who had an ounce of integrity).
I always knew Huckabee was a good republican.
Take it from the horse's mouth – not everyone agrees with their pastor. Incredible integrity/honesty from Huckabee.. really nice.
A CHURCH is MORE than the guy that gives the sermon.
Thanks mr. Huck!
Whew, Sen. Obama was only influenced by Rev. Wright.
huck is a good man, if not the cleverest politician.
Playing for the VP-ship!
I thought we were done with Chuckaby?
Guess not, he wants his remaining 13 minutes of fame.
I always had respect for Huckabee. He's a good man even if he's a republican.....
Thank you Huckabee for speaking some sense, it's nice to see a politician that has some common sense, too bad the Republicans nominated McCain.
Even though I'm pretty far from being a Republican, I really respect Huckabee for his honesty and for just being an all around good guy.
If Huck defends you... that should be the kiss of death to any democrat.
Huck was too much for even the republicans to stomach.
The discussions on CNN. com have become absolutely juvenile, regardless of what candidate is being supported. I just can't believe all the name calling.
Great, I loved Huck...
Now I can vote for Obama.
Huckabee was our governor here in Arkansas. While I'm a democrat who supports Obama, I have to say he was a much better governor than Bill Clinton ever was. Clinton left our state almost bankrupt. Huckabee left us with a $1 BILLION dollar surplus!!!!
Wasn't it the "influential" thing that we are concerning about???
I hit the submit , anyway to finish, benefit the AMERICAN POPULATION
Everybody knows this is true, but its an excuse for people who hate Obama for different reason pretend that they are insulted.
wink wink nudge nudge
Thank you Mr. Hukabee.
Agree, I am only responsible for myself not anyone else. You Obama haters, stop it, he will be our next president.
Careful Huck. These people can go REAL hard on you for helping Obama. You are right and I applaude you for it though. This country needs more like you.
Once again, Huckabee demonstrates how people with good manners and an open mind behave.
No wonder he couldn't win the Republican nomination.
A voice of sanity and reason! A man of character when it would be way too easy – and probably safer – to stay silent. We've not seen the last of this conciliator!
Mike Huckabee is a very good man.