I think you missed the point. Huckabee actually never said anything against Mormons per sé. He did, however, absolutely, positively, without a shadow of a doubt exploit the bigotry of others against them. He did that in many sundry ways, not just that “innocent” question.
You also missed the other bit he did in that paragraph. “My conflicts with Romney had NOTHING to do with his religion or mine. It had to do with his inconsistency on issues ranging from guns, abortion, taxes, health care, same sex marriage, mandates of the government, etc.”
Three things from that:
(1) Huckabee never specifies exactly where or how Mitt is inconsistent in “guns, abortion, taxes, health care, same sex marriage, mandates of the government, etc.” He only states them as unimpeachable fact.
(2) Huckabee is STILL fighting 2008. Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney have moved on. In fact, all of the 2008 GOP contenders have moved on. The sole exception is Mike Huckabee.
(3) Compare the following synopsis of recent comments by the three main GOP 2012 hopefuls about each other:
Sarah Palin: “Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are good guys worthy of our respect.”
Mitt Romney: “Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee are good guys worthy of our respect.”
Mike Huckabee: “Sarah Palin snorts coke, and Mitt Romney is a flip-flopper.”
Who’s the odd-man out? Who, supposedly, is the “Christian”?
Nancy, I have, I really have tried to put 2008 behind me, to let things go, to forgive and forget what Mike Huckabee did two years ago. We all make mistakes. I have tried to find reasons to believe that Mike is attempting to improve himself. Yet he keeps being a weasel. This latest bit is just one example of it.