Huckabee said he misspoke about the president’s childhood and had meant to reference Mr. Obama’s four-year stint in Indonesia. But the explanation was not sufficient for many critics, who noted that Huckabee suggested that the president’s views were shaped by growing up in Kenya with a father who sent the message “that the British were a bunch of imperialists.” Mr. Obama barely knew his father as a child. [...]
He said that “what I have never done is taken to position that Obama was born in Kenya or Indonesia or anywhere other than Hawaii where he claims to have been born,” adding that he has stuck to that belief even though it “is not a popular position with conservatives.“
I’m sure we’ll all very impressed with your brave stand against Republican birtherism, Huck. But winking at birth certificate skepticism while simultaneously claiming that Obama’s a closet Mau Mau isn’t going to win you any non-wingnut friends.