Seriously. This is not a joke. While campaigning (pandering?) for votes in a heavily Dutch area of Iowa, Mike Huckabee named a few of his “favorite” Dutch foods. One of them was a dish that has horse meat in it. Huckabee even confirmed that horse meat, “tastes like chicken.”
70% of Americans disapprove of eating horse meat and the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to ban horse slaughter in 2006. So while this comment might have endeared Huckabee to one or two Iowa Dutch voters, now that he’s going to be campaigning in New Hampshire and South Carolina, couldn’t it potentially make people feel kind of icky when they look at him?
Even though he made these comments in December, Huckabee began taking flak over this from animal rights groups yesterday. But will this story ever burst out of the gate? Does the story have any legs? Will reporters ask him about it, or will any attempts to make it an issue come up lame?