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Huckabee: "Remarkable" Democrats Looking At "73-Year-Old Gaffe-Master" Biden As Savior

The Republican presidential candidate comments on the age of his Democratic adversaries, and offers praise for Bernie Sanders.

Posted on September 1, 2015, at 2:06 p.m. ET

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Monday that it is "remarkable" Democrats are "looking at a 73-year-old gaffe-master" Joe Biden as an alternative to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

"The Democrats have really got themselves in a bind," Huckabee told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson. "Right now, they're looking at a 73-year-old gaffe-master Joe Biden — who's a nice guy, don't take that from him — but they're looking at him as maybe the guy who could come in and rescue them."

The 60-year-old Republican presidential candidate then called Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, "a person that's known as primarily a liar," referring to the ongoing scandal surrounding her e-mail use as secretary of state, before praising Sanders for his honesty. Huckabee also compared the current contenders' ages to that of Biden, saying that both Sanders and Clinton are "approaching seventy." (Sanders is 73, while Clinton is 67.)

"They've got a person that's known as primarily a liar and a dishonest person who has erased all of her emails," Huckabee said. "And then they've got an avowed socialist, who is actually honest about his socialism and says it up front, uh, both of whom, you know, are approaching seventy and so they're gonna get a 73-year-old guy to come in and rescue them. And it's just a remarkable place for the Democrats to be."

Later in the interview, Huckabee lauded Sanders for his views on Wall Street.

"I agree with Sanders on that the business model of Wall Street has corrupted this country and it has corrupted politics because, as I often say, the donor class, feeds the political class at the expense of the working class," Huckabee said. "And that's really happened. Wall Street is not evil itself, but what's happened is, Wall Street has become a casino. It no longer is the place where people make an investment in products and services but they actually just move paper around and make vast amounts of money on the commissions."

"He's right about the banks," Huckabee continued. "The big mistake was repealing Glass-Steagall because the investment banks and the community banks now have lines that have been erased and that's what led to the housing bubble."

Huckabee went on to add that he also agreed with Sanders' opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but disagreed with the socialist's views on topics such as fighting climate change and raising the minimum wage.

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