03/28/2008 02:48 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rachel Sklar on CNN Discussing McCain's Endorsement By Pastor John Hagee

HuffPost media editor Rachel Sklar discusses the issue of tricky, controversial endorsements in the campaign, and what kind of duty a candidate has to reject an endorsement from a controversial and/or hatemongering figure. The conversation centered specifically around John McCain's endorsement by Pastor John Hagee, who has made numerous anti-Catholic, homophobic and otherwise questionable comments.

For clarification, here"s the statement I was referring to when I said that McCain had "said he embraced Hagee because they stood for the same things and he supported things that McCain supported":

Well I think it's important to note that pastor John Hagee who has supported and endorsed my candidacy supports what I stand for and believe in. When he endorses me, it does not mean that I embrace everything that he stands for and believes.

For more on the McCain/Hagee endorsement, click here.