Mike Huckabee dodges Confederate flag issue | Arkansas Blog

Mike Huckabee dodges Confederate flag issue



Like most of his fellow GOP candidates for president
, Mike Huckabee won't take a position on whether South Carolina should take down the Confederate flag, which currently flies on the Capitol grounds. 

Huckabee said on NBC's "Meet the Press" today that it was "not an issue for a person running for president":

For those of us running for president, everyone's being baited with this question as if somehow that has anything to do whatsoever with running for president. And my position is: It most certainly does not.

"I don't personally display it anywhere. So it's not an issue for me," Huckabee continued. "That's an issue for the people of South Carolina."

When Huckabee ran in 2008 and the issue popped up, this is what he told an audience in South Carolina: 

You don't like people from outside the state coming down and telling you what to do with your flag. in fact if somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we'd tell 'em where to put the pole. That's what we do. 

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