GOP Peanut Gallery Sounds Off on Egypt
Posted on Feb 2, 2011
In case you were losing sleep wondering what Newt Gingrich thinks about President Obama’s handling of the Egyptian protests, well, he doesn’t approve. Nor does 2012 GOP all-star Mike Huckabee, but Mitt Romney is more supportive. And as for Sarah Palin? Uncharacteristic radio silence from the Twitter-happy Alaskan. —KA
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the front-runner among likely candidates in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll, was the latest to weigh in, criticizing Obama today for not more publicly supporting Mubarak, who has been a longtime U.S. ally.
“This would not have required us to approve everything he did, or deny the rights of the people of Egypt to demand a change of government,” Huckabee said in an interview with the Jerusalem Post. “But I think it would have been an important symbol to send to the rest of the world, that we don’t just walk away from long-standing allies.”
Some of Huckabee’s potential rivals have made clear they disagree, themselves casting Mubarak aside and suggesting the Obama administration do the same.
Et tu, Romney?: The once and (probably) future presidential contender didn’t slam Obama on his stance toward Egypt.