Mike Huckabee: ‘I’m Beginning To Think There’s More Freedom In North Korea’
Potential 2016 aspirant Mike Huckabee spoke at this weekend’s “Freedom Summit” conducted by the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity. The way conservatives have been praising Vladimir Putin as a way to put down President Obama, perhaps lauding Kim Jong-un is next.
Huckabee seemed especially determined to show he could compete for conservative votes against politicians like Paul and Cruz, who have each earned a devoted following among tea party activists. While the two senators mostly stuck to their usual talking points, Huckabee offered an extra large serving of red meat.
“My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States,” he said in his remarks. “When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position, people put hands all over me, and I have to provide photo ID and a couple of different forms and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the airplane – but if I want to go vote I don’t need a thing.”