You’ve had an evangelical in the White House for the last 8 years, elected with the help of many non-evangelicals, so please spare me the notion that non-evangelicals have been spurning evangelicals.
I could understand the pro-Huckabee position if there -weren’t- a candidate that was right on pro-life issues -and- conservative issues. But there is - Fred Thompson.
And not only that, but Thompson’s approach to pro-life issues (first getting Roe v. Wade overturned) is infinitely more realistic and productive than going straight for the (for now) overkill HLA which will only drive people away from the pro-life position and which this country won’t be ready to pass for some years, at -least- not until we’ve had 3/4 of the states largely ban abortion so that an amendment is feasible, and the way to start that -requires- eliminating Roe v. Wade and -then- fighting the fight among the states.
But by demanding that no one but yet another evangelical, socialist or otherwise, will be acceptable to you, you are practicing the ugliest of identity politics. That and your other posts make it very plain that you are a liberal across the board, so why do you even post here?
Bush is a pet of the Republican elite establishment. He is the son of Bush Sr. His family's political ties as country club Republicans and secularized noblesse oblige elites are long and distinguished. And let's also not forget that Bush is a Methodist, which is a liberal mainline denominiation, *not* evangelical.
GWB campaigned for elected office as an American first, and then remained proud of his religious faith (as he should) while leading the nation thru troubled times.
Huckabee used his religious faith as a promotion tool in order to GET elected, and then continued to use his Christian identity as sort of a tool to promote what he intended to accomplish, and to separate himself from 'non-Christians.
THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE between the two.
Huckabee scares the beJesus out of me, and out of Jewish Republicans (except for Michael Medved), and other non-religious conservatives AND liberals.
Huckabee will be an unmitigated disaster for the GOP should he win the nomination.