Huckabee Answers First Debate Question: ‘I Have No Weaknesses That I Can Think Of’

The very first question of the Republican debate on Wednesday in Boulder, CO was from John Harwood inquiring about the candidate’s weaknesses. Gov. Mike Huckabee was second to answer (after John Kasich sidestepped) and his was a doozy:

I have no weaknesses that I can think of. But my wife is down here in the front and I’m sure if you’d like to talk to her…. If I have a weakness it’s that I try to live by the rules.

He then proceeded to tell us what the weaknesses of the country are. Washington, he said, does not play by the same rules that the rest of us have to play by.

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No weaknesses? How about playing the victim, Governor? How about the way you manipulate the idea of “religious freedom” to make it sound like Christians are being picked on? Any time someone whines about not being allowed their “religious freedom,” you’re right there on the bandwagon. Kim Davis, for example.

No, Mr. Huckabee. You are not free of weakness. And, by the way, I believe your Bible says something about pride and a haughty spirit. You should read that part instead of the ones you cherry pick.


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