Mike Huckabee Says Hillary Clinton More Like Barack Obama Than Husband Bill
by Gromer Jeffers
February 05, 2015
Source: The Dallas Morning News
Republican Mike Huckabee says Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton is more like President Barack Obama than her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
“Nobody, at least on the Republican side, knows the Clintons better than me,” said Huckabee, a 2016 GOP presidential contender. “Hillary Clinton would govern much more like Barack Obama than she would Bill Clinton.”
Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, said Hillary Clinton was “much less a pragmatist” than her husband.
He didn’t mean his words as a compliment to Hillary Clinton, the overwhelming favorite to become the 2016 Democratic nominee for president.
Huckabee spent much of his speech this week to the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Dallas Rotary Club blasting President Obama for failures in domestic issues and foreign policy, including his contention that the president cannot defeat international terrorism organizations like ISIS because he refuses to acknowledge that the groups are part of an Islamic jihad.
Clinton is Obama’s former Secretary of State. She also served as a U.S. senator from New York after the leaving the White House as a popular, but polarizing first lady.
Huckabee, who became Arkansas governor four years after Bill Clinton left the post, had tacit praise for the former president.
“Bill Clinton wasn’t that bad of a president,” Huckabee said, pointing out that he wasn’t referring to the former president’s personal indiscretions.