GREENVILLE, S.C. – Reporters were interested in hearing what Mike Huckabee had to say about today's Associated Press story which dug up statements he made in an AP survey while running for the Senate in 1992. In that survey, Huckabee said AIDS patients should be put into quarantine and he opposed increased federal funding for AIDS research.
At an event this morning, he didn't address the subject directly, though he did say this:
"Many of you know that I'm a human being that's going to make a whole lot of mistakes, in fact you're going to hear that I am a human being that's made a lot of mistakes. In fact, if you don't know that yet, just keep reading all the press releases from my opponents. And when they can't find enough, they'll make some up."
"And that's politics," he added. "The reason that we're doing what we're doing is because for a lot of people this campaign is no longer about the politics of the past. It is about the principles that we believe will give us the best hope for our future."
Approximately 450 people were here at the local mall, where Huckabee first started playing bass guitar with a band before speaking to the audience.