MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Sen.
John McCain made a "huge mistake" by even discussing canceling
the presidential debate with Sen. Barack Obama.
McCain's campaign has said the Republican wouldn't participate
in the Mississippi debate Friday unless there was a consensus on
the financial crisis. But the decision isn't final. Democrat Obama
still wants the debate to go on.
Huckabee defeated McCain in the Alabama GOP primary in February.
Huckabee said Thursday in Mobile that the people need to hear both
candidates. He said that's "far better than heading to
Washington" to huddle with senators.
He said the candidates should level with the people about the
financial crisis and say the "heart of this is greed."
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