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

Huckabee: 'Presumptuous' to assume Obama agrees with Wright

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/25/art.machuck0425.ap.jpg caption=" 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
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  1. shirley

    Every candidate we have or have had in this contest has more personal integrity than Hillary, so why is the media so bias towards her campaign.

    April 25, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
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