A Little Political Meandering

Ok.  So I was starting to like Mike Huckabee as a candidate.  Then, he had to make stupid comments about Romney’s Mormanism.  The fact that Romney is a Mormon does impact my decision not to vote for him.  I have a hard time with the idea of a cult-member running the free world. (BTW, since I am not running for office, I can publicly state that I think Mormanism is a cult.)  However, I don’t think Huckabee should have touched the topic with a 10-foot pole.  So after he inserted his foot in his mouth, he had to pry it out by taking back what he said.  As someone who doesn’t want a Morman for president and who respected Huckabee’s Christian values, the retraction/apology makes Huckabee a less suitable candidate.

5 thoughts on “A Little Political Meandering”

  1. They say ignorance is bliss, and there really isn’t anyone else in the race I’m interested in cultivating a taste for, so I’m gonna pass on following the link.

    Gotta do whatcha gotta do.

  2. I’m with you, Jennifer, in regards to Huckabee’s lack of wisdom in bringing that up. Actually, I get the impression that the “media” is quite happy to put the spotlight on the GOP candidates’ varying degrees (or lack) of “religious fervor” rather than asking about the major issues. They certainly don’t seem to ask the Democrats comparable questions about their views on God, Jesus, Scripture, etc., etc.

  3. Lenise,
    It sounds like you’re set on Huckabee. That’s good. But I think if you watch the news or listen to the radio at all, you’ll hear soundbites of Huckabee’s comments.

    Yeah. I think the media is focusing on the whole Obama v. Hillary scene without much concern for the democrats’ views of faith. Of course, Obama will come out looking very “faithful” with Oprah campaigning for him. They both attend the same huge UCC congregation in Chicago. I’ll say this much, from all the media coverage I’ve seen, at least they attend services with some regularity. It will sure be interesting to see where things fall after Iowa next month.

  4. That’s a bummer. We were really liking him, too. (Esp. #1 son, who has recently developed a mild interest in politics and liked Huckabee’s firm stance on creation.) And yet, there is no other GOP guy that we like better – so he’ll still probably get our vote in the primary, where voting your conscience isn’t casting one for the democrats. (i.e. none of our “faves” in the last few years have made it past the primary and we’re forced to be “strategic” in order to not throw our vote away and help a liberal win!)

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