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December 11, 2007
Huckabee "really not that aware" of US-Cuba Issues
And this guy wants to be President of the United States?
On Cuba, Thompson criticized Huckabee, who in 2002 asked President Bush to lift the embargo against that country, saying it "has not helped the people of Cuba." Well, I can guarantee you Governor, you're not going to have to deal with the question of whether Texas is building nuclear weapons so perhaps you better expand the "proximity" of your knowledge about foreign affairs.
“He thinks we should lift the embargo against Castro. I disagree with that,” Thompson said today at the Bay of Pigs Museum in Miami. “I think it raises issues when politicians change their views on a dime to appeal to a particular group of people right before an election.” The governor recently issued a statement saying he supports the embargo.
Since then, Huckabee said, he had been able to find new markets for the rice market by going to Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea to find Asian markets for the state’s rice. Another reason for the policy change, explained Huckabee, was that he was “really not that aware” of the issues the issues that exist between Cuba and the United States.
“Being in Arkansas, that’s not one of the issues I am in close proximity with,” he said.
The Huckster has a great big target painted on his back thanks to his surge in the polls so it is not surprising that the candidates and the media are digging up all of this stuff on the former Arkansas governor. But the jaw dropping things this guy has said in the past - wanting to "isolate" AIDS patients in 1992 among other shockers - is slowly revealing a candidate who is terrifyingly uninformed about the world as well as someone with an ignorance about the basics that call into question his competency to serve as president.
The most recent CNN poll has Huckabee and Giuliani in a statistical dead heat nationwide. Republicans might want to be asking themselves is this really the canddiate they want going up against the most experienced and vicious negative campaigners in political history?
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky