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Mike Huckabee Says He Can Take on The Clintons; Wears a Trump Tie in Debate

( [email protected] ) Oct 29, 2015 02:16 AM EDT
Republican presidential hopeful former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Wednesday that he is the only aspirant who has beaten the Clintons and "lived to tell about it."
Mike Huckabee (Photo: Lionel Hahn/MCT)

Republican presidential hopeful former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Wednesday that he is the only aspirant who has beaten the Clintons and "lived to tell about it."

Appearing in the third GOP presidential debate at the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder dubbed Your Money, Your Vote, hosted by CNBC, Huckabee hinted about the old conspiracy theories that Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has something to do with the suicide of Vince Foster, the former White House counsel at the time of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, reported Talking Points.

He said during the Republican presidential primary debate, "I'm the only guy that has consistently fought the Clinton machine every election I was ever in over the past 26 years. Not only did I fight them but I beat them. Somebody says 'I'm a fighter.' Well, I want to know did you win? Well, I did. Not only did I fight them and win, I lived to tell about it. I'm standing on this stage tonight as evidence of that and I think that ought to be worth something."

Although Huckabee did not mention Foster, the audience immediately got the message when he uttered he "lived to tell about" beating the Clintons.

Huckabee Wears 'Trump Tie' in Debate

Huckabee arrived in the debate "dressed to kill" wearing a Donald Trump brand necktie.

Reacting to a question if Republican frontrunner Trump is capable of uniting the country, Huckabee insisted that he does not hate his rival but added he does not want to waste the little time allocated to him by discussing his opponent, reported The Wrap.

"He's a good man," said Huckabee. "I'm wearing a Donald Trump tie tonight, get over that one," proving that there is no bad blood between him and Trump and he can wear a tie from the Manhattan real estate developer's clothing line.

To which Ohio Governor John Kasich interjected, "Is it made in Mexico?"

"That's a nasty question," Trump shot back.

Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister before entering the politics and running for president in 2008, launched his presidential bid in May this year. He is running again and clinging to his conservative values to help him win the coveted office.

Appearing on CNN's State of the Union in February 2015, Huckabee defended his Christian values and support for traditional marriage.

"This is not just a political issue. It is a biblical issue," he said. "And as a biblical issue - unless I get a new version of the Scriptures, it's really not my place to say, 'OK, I'm just going to evolve.' It's like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don't want to do that - I mean, we're not going to do that. Or like asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him, or to have dogs in his backyard. We're so sensitive to make sure we don't offend certain religions, but then we act like Christians can't have the convictions that they've had for 2,000 years."

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