CNN moderator Anderson Cooper tossed the question over to Mike Huckabee, who – shocker! – said he’s accept the Log Cabinite’s support, but won’t support their right to marry. Read the transcript, after the jump…
DAVID CERCONE: Hi, my name is David Cercone. I’d like to ask all the candidates if they accept the support of the Log Cabin Republicans, and why should the Log Cabin Republicans support their candidacy?
COOPER: Governor Huckabee, would you support — would you allow support from the Log Cabin Republicans, a group of gay Republicans?
HUCKABEE: You know, in my position in this entire election, I need the support of anybody and everybody I can get.
HUCKABEE: Sure, they should. I disagree with them, strongly disagree with them on the idea of same-sex marriage, but in a democracy we can have disagreements over some policies and still agree on the greater things that make us Republicans.
So would I accept their support? Of course. Would I change my position on same-sex marriage? No, I wouldn’t. But if they’re willing to support me, I’ll be their president. I’ll be anybody’s president, but I’ll be true to my convictions, and I think that’s what Americans look for — not someone they’re going to agree with on everything, but somebody who at least has some convictions, sticks with them, can explain them, and can at least have respect for people who have different ones.
Thank you Petulant Rumbling for the video!