New York, NY – The war of words between Glenn Beck and Mike Huckabee rages on.
The radio host called the former Arkansas governor “thin skinned” and insisted he shouldn’t run for President on Friday.
“If, sir, you are this thin-skinned about your politics, it might be best for you to stay on the sidelines” and not run,” Beck declared on his radio show.
The Fox News hosts’ relationship began to deteriorate when Huckabee came out in support of Michelle Obama’s initiative to curb childhood obesity in February. Beck called him a “progressive” earlier this week.
Huckabee, who is considering running for President 2012, fired back on his political action committee’s website on Thursday.
“What did I do that apparently caused him to link me to a fatal disease and a form of government that murdered millions of innocent Jews?” wrote Huckabee, who said Beck has used the world “progressive” in the same breath as “cancer” and “Nazi.”
Huckabee has been a critic of many of Obama’s polices. But the former governor, who lost more than 100 pounds during his time in office, said he appreciated the First Lady’s plan to make Americans healthier.
“Why Beck has decided to aim his overloaded guns on me is beyond me. But he ought to clean his gun and point it more carefully lest it blow up in his face like it did this time,” Huckabee added.
In the latest episode, Beck slammed the former politician’s record on taxes and executive clemency and insisted that being progressive is not the same thing as being a Nazi.
“Let’s not try to twist this into me accusing you of killing millions of Jews,” griped Beck.
He added, “The last thing we need is someone challenging Barack Obama, not as President of the United States but challenging Barack Obama for his title as the most thin-skinned President in American history.”