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.
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.
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