NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he thought Republicans ought to stay away from personal attacks on the Clintons, like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s comments that former President Bill Clinton was a “sexual predator.”
“I personally don’t like to see us get into the personal issues of candidates because once you go down that road, it’s hard to ever put it in reverse and go back, and I’m just not sure that’s something we want to do,” Huckabee told reporters at CPAC.
“Bill Clinton is not gonna be on the ballot in 2016 or 2014, it’s very possible that his wife will. What she said, what she did, how she has served as a senator, Secretary of State, I think that’s all fair play,” he added.
Huckabee was couched his remarks as personal opinion, rather than directly attacking Paul, a likely opponent in the 2016 Republican primary if both men choose to run.
“I’m not gonna speak to what other people would say or not say because I’m sure there are lots of things I said that people wish I hadn’t said,” Huckabee said. “There’s a few things I said that I wish I hadn’t said.”