Huckabee quips about gun aimed at Obama
By BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press Writer 1 hour,
12 minutes ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Republican Mike Huckabee responded
to an offstage noise during his speech to the National
Rifle Association by suggesting it was Barack Obama
diving to the floor because someone had aimed a gun at
Hearing a loud noise and interrupting his speech,
Huckabee said: "That was Barack Obama. He just tripped
off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody
aimed a gun at him and he he dove for the floor."
There were only a few murmurs in the crowd after the
The Obama campaign had no comment.
Huckabee, who sought the GOP presidential nomination,
won the leadoff Iowa caucuses and seven other states.
But he dropped out after Sen. John McCain, the likely
nominee, piled up a series of big victories. An
ordained Baptist minister, Huckabee attracted strong
support among religious conservatives.
He and former GOP candidate Mitt Romney addressed the
NRA convention Friday as did McCain.
Huckabee's comments came during a nearly 20-minute
speech in which he suggested gun education should
start early. He also criticized the Democratic
presidential candidates, saying neither Obama nor
rival Hillary Rodham Clinton would fight to defend an
individual's right to own a gun.
"I'm not sure Senator Obama or Senator Clinton really
get it," Huckabee said.