Huckabee Calls McCain's Debate Ploy a 'Huge Mistake'
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In Mobile, Alabama last night, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee called Sen. John McCain's decision to suspend his campaign and possibly skip tonight's debate a " huge mistake." Saying that he "still backs McCain's candidacy," Huckabee said McCain shouldn't have paused the campaign because a president has to " deal with the unexpected":
Huckabee said he still backs McCainâ€™s candidacy, but said the Arizona senator should not have put his campaign on hold to deal with the financial crisis on Wall Street. He said a president must be prepared to "deal with the unexpected."
"You canâ€™t just say, 'World stop for a moment. Iâ€™m going to cancel everything,'" Huckabee said.