Mike Huckabee Takes Aim at Alan Grayson
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has been a vocal supporter of Daniel Webster, the longtime Republican leader in the Legislature who is now running against vulnerable Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. On Monday, Huckabee -- who moved to Florida earlier in this year and might be gearing up for another shot at the Republican presidential nomination come 2012 -- sent an e-mail to his supporters asking them to continue to back Webster with financial contributions.
Huckabee made no pretense as to his thoughts on Grayson -- ripping into the Democrat for his controversial ad comparing Webster to the Taliban.
“As for Dan Webster's opponent -- he could be the worst member in the entire Congress,” wrote Huckabee. “Alan Grayson made national news for launching a sleazy, bigoted, 'Christophobic' and false attack ad against Webster. Grayson shamelessly tried to distort and misrepresent Daniel Webster's views on faith by linking Webster to the Taliban because Webster quoted scripture calling on a man to love his wife as ‘Christ loved the church.’ Even many Democrats have labeled the ad untrue, calling for the ad to be taken off the air.”
Huckabee praised Webster in glowing terms.
“Daniel Webster is one of the cleanest, most effective legislators in the Florida Legislature and a Webster win over Grayson would be a huge victory for those who are sick of the politics of religious bigotry and pure hate -- the likes of which Grayson spewed,” added Huckabee.