December 11th, 2007
07:15 AM ET
14 years ago

Huckabee on AIDS, homosexuality

Watch Dana Bash's report about Mike Huckabee's views on the AIDS epidemic.

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's comments about AIDS in 1992 have come back to haunt him as he surges into the national spotlight in the 2008 presidential race.

Dana Bash reports from Miami, Florida about Huckabee's views on some hot bottom issues from the 1990's and whether the Republican White House hopeful is sticking with those views today. Watch Bash's report.

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soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. jon, houston, tx

    He is simply being made into the latest darling of the controlled media because they know the last thing this country wants right now is a southern baptist minister for president.

    This man is not electable.

    December 11, 2007 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  2. J Houston, TX

    Don't say any of this embarassing stuff until after he wins the primary to guarantee a Democratic victory.

    Once again, this isn't a football team. All Americans should want the best possible candidates on both sides so that we truly recieve the best President the system can offer us. Quit "cheering for your team."

    December 11, 2007 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  3. Dan (Columbia, MD)

    So what exactly is the problem here?

    His decision was based on what little was knew of AIDS at the time.

    If he was a liberal you'd all be saying he was trying to protect American lives.

    December 11, 2007 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  4. Nelson Colorado Springs Co

    Hang in there Mr Huckaee they are going back to pass. Trying to fine anything. He sould ask Dana Bash her view on Aids. WE have learn a lot since 1990 we got George Bush

    December 11, 2007 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  5. D. Leo Ike San Diego, California

    In 1986 I was diagnosed with lymphoma, that was the good news, that I also had AIDS was the bad news. Had I been segragaterd, would I have survived to run the marathon 34 times and donated tens of thousands of dollars I have raised by running to AIDS research, Darfur relief and Cambodian landmine removal? And no I haven't given the disease to anybody else. Get a life Huckabee

    December 11, 2007 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  6. RealityKing

    This was right about the same time that Hillary fired the entire White House travel office(most of which were life long civil servants) and replaced them with her cronies. Later denying she had the records that somehow turned up in her closet with her finger prints on them.

    But hey, gay issues are much more important to CNN..

    December 11, 2007 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  7. Fred Miller

    Well, I guess if Huckabee becomes president, people will not be allowed to fly to and from Africa. All thos eblack people who have AIDS in Africa should be quarantined!

    Up until last week, he seemed like a nice guy. Now he seems like a reactionary conservative - the kind no one would vote for (except other reactionary conservatives).

    It was a nice ride while it lasted, eh, Mike?

    December 11, 2007 11:56 am at 11:56 am |

    Please support this guy, let him get the Nomination, then the Dems will win for sure, the House, the Senate and the White House. All Dems talk this guy up.

    December 11, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  9. PA, Seattle, WA

    Now that Huckabee appears to be a real contender in this race, and we are all learning of his views on homosexuality and abortion, it's only a matter of time before we learn that he funded an abortion for a former female lover, and paid for sex with male prostitutes. It never fails, the politicians and preachers who "protest too much" are always worse than those they preach against. According to Mike's views on marriage, my "one man, one woman" marriage would be "sinful" because we chose not to "pro-create". The White House is no place for a Baptist minister.......

    December 11, 2007 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  10. pat huntington ny

    So what is wrong with his views. I'm sure 70% of Americans doesn't approve of queers and they bring the virus on themselves.

    Posted By Scott Cross Junction VA : December 11, 2007 8:50 am
    You comment is wrong, and bigotted, and highly inflammatory, CNN shame on you for posting it!

    December 11, 2007 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. Steven in Charleston, SC

    To Scott in Cross Junction, VA:

    Actually, your numbers are dramatically off of the mark.

    80%+ of Americans believe that gay and lesbian people should have workplace protections.

    70%+ believe that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" should be repealed.

    65%+ believe in giving committed gay and lesbian couples some sort of legal recognition, be it marriage or civil unions.

    And when you break it down by age group, and look at the numbers for those Under 40 vs. those Over 40, you see an even greater level of support for GLBT people among the leaders of tomorrow.

    What that says is that in time anti-gay sentiment will carry as much scorn and derision as anti-black, anti-jew, and anti-woman comments carry now. And that once that happens, gay people will be judged the way straight people are - not by who they love, but by the content of their character.

    December 11, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  12. LJ, NY

    The framers warned us of mixing religious views in politics…

    Smart guys they were….
    Posted By Mike USMC 95-99 : December 11, 2007 10:29 am

    Most of the framers were Christians. The rest of them supported Christian values. Our laws are derived from the ten commandments. The framers would be appalled by the decline in this country.

    December 11, 2007 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  13. MB, Lawrence, KS

    Actually, most of the Framers of our country were not Christains (in the sense that I presume you are thinking), and our laws are not based on the 10 commandments. Read your history.

    December 11, 2007 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  14. Steven in Charleston, SC

    To LJ in NY:

    The idea that most of our nation's founders were Christian is incorrect (most of them were Deists) and to say that our principals were founded on the 10 Commandments is only true to the extent that you acknowledge the similarity between virtually every moral code down through history.

    But even accepting for a second that your statements were true, it does not change the fact that they were very clear that while ~moral~ principals could and should guide us, that there was no room in our laws for doctrine and dogma.

    But you and I are in agreement about one thing - they would be appalled to see the current state of our nation. The idea that a group of religious ideologues is trying so diligently to impose their specific worldview on an entire population and marginalize anyone who dares even THINK otherwise is anethema to every single principal our Founders built this nation upon.

    December 11, 2007 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
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