Mike Huckabee is not as weak as you think he is

How many times have you heard someone on TV or the radio or a blog make this argument:

Mike Huckabee is only popular among evangelical christians, and he might win the primary in states that have a lot of evangelicals, but he’ll never get elected.” ?

Justin Taylor points at this article, in which Michael Medved makes a really important argument:

Those who insist, over and over again, that the Iowa Caucuses reflected “Christian identity politics” or a “tidal wave of Evangelical support” are basing their analysis on feelings, not facts; on vapors, not voters. It’s dishonest to say that a guy who just won a crushing state-wide victory, without even winning the majority of his own religious group, displayed a one dimension appeal to Christian zealots only.

This endlessly repeated story line is not only tired, it’s a lie. (emphasis mine)

Your thoughts?

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3 Responses

  1. go huck go…

  2. I completely agree. It comes down to the fact that Huckabee is just as conservative if not more conservative on any issue with all the other candidates no matter what the ads say.

    The difference, his immigration policy gets the job done without seeking to exact a pound of flesh fro anyone.

    Also he is the only pro life candidate willing to pursue judicial and legislative means to end abortion and put a pro life policy in place. He will also use the bully pulpit to pursue these ends even if it costs him in the polls.

  3. Hi chuckmaty,

    Thanks for your comment.

    I feel silly for asking, but, what is a ‘bully pulpit’?

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