I'm having a little trouble understanding just what could be gained by asking Mike Huckabee if he'd retract his 1992 statement about quarantining AIDS patients. What's past is past. Mr. Huckabee makes no secret about his religious background (he's a former pastor, for crying out loud). Did anyone really expect a different answer?
In fact, I find it refreshing that he didn't recant. If I disagreed with him (which I don't), I'd like to think that I would at least respect his right to the opinion.