In a Facebook post published during the Sugar Bowl game yesterday, Mike Huckabee denied that an ad being ran regularly in South Carolina during many of the college football bowl games was any endorsement of Lindsey Graham.
In the Facebook statement, he said, “To be clear, I haven’t endorsed Lindsey Graham for Senate. Last year, I voiced an ad thanking him for support of Israel. It was not an endorsement of his reelection…Obviously, Senator Graham’s people are using the “Thank you” ad and treating it like an endorsement, but neither the PAC nor I personally have endorsed in the South Carolina Senate Race.”
It is clear in the video, that Huckabee does not endorse Lindsey Graham but why is he shamelessly looking the other way while “Senator Graham’s People” use the video during the most popular football games of the college football season to grow Lindsey Graham’s dwindling support base in South Carolina?
Facebook user Mike Wallace of Rock Hill, South Carolina commented on Huckabee’s post saying, “Of course you didn’t “endorse”. A careful (sneaky) politician such as yourself would never outright endorse an unpopular incumbent. You just recorded an ad that you knew would play to the SC base in order to help boost his flagging numbers.”
This all comes at a time when Mike Huckabee is in the process of making a decision on whether or not to make another run for the White House. Which makes some people wonder, could the 2008 second place finisher in the South Carolina Republican Party Presidential Primary be second guessing his “Thank You” video for Lindsey Graham? Or, as Mike Wallace suggested, is Mike Huckabee just being sly and hoping that the video helps Graham’s re-election chances?
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