Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee gave a press conference in Jerusalem Wednesday which isn't too surprising since Mitt Romney did the same thing in 2012, but what happened during his time there didn't go all that well as planned. In fact, he made a complete jackass out of himself. It wasn't only the fact that he has no idea what he's talking about when he's in Israel, but what was eye opening was that he also fundraised in a settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee delivered a confused and garbled press conference in Jerusalem during a brief campaign stop, which included a controversial fundraising visit to a settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories.
At times taking positions to the right of Israel’s government, the former governor of Arkansas at one stage described Russia as the “Soviet Union” – when referring to its plans to supply Iran with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles – before correcting himself.
He also seemed to suggest that the West Bank bordered one of Israel’s enemies, as opposed to Jordan, which has long enjoyed a peace treaty with Israel.
As Huckabee left the press conference, he also said he was unsure if he would be the first US president to abandon a commitment to a two-state solution, despite having no policy he could articulate on the future of Palestinians.
This presser almost rises to the level of incompetence that the Bachmann/Gohmert/King Egyptian one did.
I don’t know what’s with Huck lately. Lord knows he’s taken enough trips to Israel to navigate the issues American politicians get asked there. There’s really no percentage in being to the right of Bibi. But the dude seems off-balance.
If I had to guess, I say Huck’s struggling to get himself noticed this cycle, and has decided to make a splash at all costs. I shudder to think what Bobby Jindal may say or do next to upstage him down at the bottom of the pile of candidates.