Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee passed on an opportunity to question potential rival Jeb Bush’s conservative credentials, saying on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday that it was “very unfair” to question Bush’s conservatism.
“Is Jeb Bush conservative enough to be the president?” asked host Joe Scarborough.
“I think Jeb Bush is conservative,” Huckabee responded. “I think it’s very unfair for people — if they ever watched him govern, and I was a governor contemporaneously as Jeb, nobody questioned Jeb’s bonafides as a conservative.” (VIDEO: Jeb Bush: We Need Policy That ‘Shows Respect’ For Illegal Immigrants)
Huckabee also passed up an opportunity to criticize fellow presidential candidate Marco Rubio when cued up by Scarborough. “You, know, Marco was my Florida chairman back in 2008.”
“Am I not going to get you to say anything bad about anybody?” Scarborough lamented.
“Marco is repeating that work again,” Huckabee joked instead. “But I couldn’t get him to believe that that was his best role.” (VIDEO: Fox News Panel Skeptical Of Huckabee: ‘He Has No Chance’)