Skip to comments.My Fellow Evangelicals Blow It By Supporting Mike Huckabee
Posted on 01/08/2008 5:56:29 AM PST by Invisigoth
Secular America looks at the rise of Mike Huckabee and fears the growing influence of evangelical Christians in the political process.
This evangelical Christian columnist fears it too, for exactly the opposite reason.
Huckabees win in the Iowa caucuses, and his sudden viability as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, owes to one thing and one thing only. Large numbers of evangelical voters are looking for someone to represent their values, and Huckabee is the only candidate who seems to do so.
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It’s all Pat Robertson’s fault! He came out with an endorsement of Guiliani and his following compromised with Huckabee instead.
What killing me during this election cycle is once again, the media and it’s blatant bias towards those that THEY want and shove it down the people’s throat.
Most likely a very true.
Once everyone gets done getting their respect, we can choose and get on with it.
Do you not recognize hyperbole? It should be very easy, just read the posts of those who are spewing gloom and doom because Huckabee has done well in one state.
How about Islam?
>If you wish to go back to loosing elections, feel free to go ahead and saw off the value leg of the stool.
Look, I mostly agree. It’s important for the GOP to have a moral stand (family values). But it’s equally important to have a stand on fiscal restraint.
In office we have a man (Bush) who has the moral values, but lacks the fiscal restraint. And we had GOP congressional leaders (representatives) who lacked both moral values AND fiscal restraint. That combination screwed the GOP.
The GOP needs a leader who has a proven record of fiscal restraint AND a moral personal life. That isn’t Huckabee, no matter HOW you spin it.
It's good to have you speak so openly. Now we know a little more about some Evangelicals.
I won't vote for Huckabee under any circumstances.
Baptist Preacher Falwell’s politics seemed to be mostly about Pope Falwell enjoying ordering his subjects to vote as he decreed.
Baptist Cahta’s politics seemed to be mostly about Jimmeh ordering his subjects where to set their speed limits and thermostats.
Baptist Willy’s politics seemed to be mostly about ordering the bedazzled subjects of Oz to pay no attention to the man “baptizing” the woman, behind the curtain.
Baptist Preacher Huckabee’s politics seem to be too much like Bush’s domestic tactics, throwing money and favors at Democrats to keep ‘em from voting against him.
In addition to the other points made, Huckabee has rubbed elbows with some pretty rancid anti-Catholic types.
Yep, that would be a nightmare. Tell you what, we best be careful of that. I wouldn’t want my President of the faith that has followers that want to kill us, or convert us.
I've never claimed to be without sin. Never will. That does not mean that we shouldn't fight as hard as we can. That was the meaning of "I did not come here to bring peace, I came here with a sword."
We can only hope that the candidates that best represent all three legs of the stool will still be in the race by then.
>How about Islam?
Absolutely not. Islam has a lot of redeeming virtues. It’s the radicals if Islam that I would be intolerant of. But I don’t consider radical Islam to be a mainstream faith (though it seems like a lot of people like living in the 7th century).
They didn't bother to look too long or hard.
IMO, they stopped looking when they saw his religon.
Do you not recognize reality? There is no chance Huckabee will win, because conservatives won't vote for him. There are clearly some Evangelicals who are so angry at their perceived snubbing by the GOP that they will do anything to get a fellow Evangelical elected, never mind the fact that he is a socialist who advocates for illegals. Does that seem like a winning strategy to you?
“There are perhaps more churchgoing leftists than this nation realizes.”
But Huck is not their candidate, Obama would be.
To what end?
Surely you see it is not working? Your list of grievances above have all occurred under the Presidents and Congressmen that have been elected under the evangelical litmus tests.
So obviously it is not a change in government that your seek.
What have you produced, what is the result of your imagined battle with the “establishment-suits-elites”?
So what. Piss off a bunch of Mormons and Catholics and you still have a sure-fire win in the works. Who needs the votes of members of those wacko religions...
Wow! You really drank the left's koolaid where Falwell is concerned.
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