You’re missing it – this is exactly why people like him. Who in this world hasn’t been way too busy to forget something? We have all been there. What draws people to Huckabee is the fact that he didn’t try to hide it, and he ‘fessed up’. People respect that.
Plus, nobody in their right mind is going to believe that as President, his staff wouldn’t tell him about something like the NIE. I think this costs him zilch, and his explanation to Wolf endears him all the more to the ‘every man’ in the electorate that is currently flocking to him.
I’m certain that this reader has a point. Quick, call a non-news-junkie relative and see what they have any idea what the NIE is.