Huckabee: GOP Owes Clinton Apology If Character Issues Are Overlooked

LITTLE ROCK – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee says many Republicans will owe Bill Clinton an apology if Christian evangelicals in the Republican Party opt to overlook turmoil in the personal lives of G-O-P candidates.

Without naming names, the Republican presidential hopeful complained that some in his party — particularly Christian evangelicals — talk as if, in this election cycle, Republican candidates aren’t going to be held to a standard of personal accountability and responsibility for their personal lives.

He said that, if that’s the case, a lot of Republicans will owe Bill Clinton a great big public apology for the attention paid to his personal life. Huckabee said Republicans can’t have a set of rules that they apply to Democrats but not to themselves.

Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister who left office in January, shares the hometown of Hope with the former president, who also served as Arkansas’ governor. G-O-P rivals Rudy Giuliani and Senator John McCain have each been divorced. Huckabee and Clinton have not.

He has a good point.

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