Ex-GOP Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee hit out at Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden today.
He claimed, “Of course they need to have the debates and I cannot imagine that for any reason Joe Biden would decide he would stay down in his hidey-hole and not get on the stage, I’ve been on the debate stage with President Trump when he was a candidate and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s truly, as Forrest Gump said, like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’ll get.”
Plus he added, “If [Biden] doesn’t, I think he forfeited the right to be president. When you’re president you will have to stand on the stage with some people that may be pretty tough with you, whether it’s China, Putin, Angela Merkel. You don’t get the option of ‘I don’t want to show up because they’re going to be tough on me.’ That’s part of being president.”
Then Huckabee told,”President Trump is not afraid to get on the stage with anybody. Joe Biden just has to show up and Joe Lockhart is wrong to suggest that he shouldn’t,”
In addition, “Joe Biden is struggling when he’s got a prompter in front of him and he’s reading from a script, and the few press avails that he has had, and they’ve been unbelievably sparse, he gets softball questions … so when he gets on the stage with Donald Trump, it’s not going to be playing checkers. It’s going to be a true rumble. I don’t know that his people want him to get into that situation where he has no idea what’s coming.”
As Huckabee argued Biden has a credibility issue and has been “running for president for 40 years,” since his first campaign in 1988. “He was a serial plagiarist and then he was caught telling all sorts of things that weren’t true about his academic record about being first in his class, about where he graduated in law school,” Huckabee concluded. “He’s been in politics forever. He has nothing to show for it except plagiarism and exaggeration. Hardly a record to run on.”