In a prebuttal to tonight's , the state's Democratic Party tried to link Mike Huckabee with Donald Trump in contesting whether President Obama was born outside the United States.
"After Donald Trump campaigned with Mitt Romney in Las Vegas, now the Romney birther surrogate tour comes to NH – with Mike Huckabee who has been questioning where President Obama grew up," said Raymond Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Recycling a debunked out of touch claim to distract from the real issues in this election seems to be the Republican strategy for 2012."
Not so fast, said Huckabee.
"I'm far less concerned with where Obama came from, than where he is taking the country. That's my concern, not the past, the future," said Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential hopeful. "But I have no reason to doubt that he was born in Hawaii, that he's an American citizen. To me that's not even on the table.
"You know what, that just shows how wrong the Democrats are about that and about everything else they've been promoting the last four years," he added. "And it's another good reason, since they can't get even the simplest facts right, to make sure they're not in charge and in power the next four years."