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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Why Evangelicals Should Support Mitt Romney

Very convincing arguments from Evangelicals that are supporting Mitt

Why Evangelical Christians are supporting Mitt Romney

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Nealie Ride said...

Read this story by George Will on Huck:

The affable but subliminally unpleasant Mike Huckabee

A few key quotes:

Many Iowans think it would be wise to nominate a candidate who, when the Republicans were asked during a debate to raise their hands if they do not believe in evolution, raised his. But, then, Huckabee believes America can be energy independent in 10 years, so he has peculiar views about more than paleontology.

Huckabee combines pure moralism with incoherent populism: He wants Washington to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in public, show more solicitude for Americans of modest means, and impose more protectionism, thereby raising the cost of living for Americans of modest means.

Although Huckabee is considered affable, two subliminal but clear enough premises of his Iowa attack on Mitt Romney are unpleasant: The almost 6 million American Mormons who consider themselves Christians are mistaken about that. And -- 55 million non-Christian Americans should take note -- America must have a Christian president.

Another pious populist who was annoyed by Darwin -- William Jennings Bryan -- argued that William Howard Taft, his opponent in the 1908 presidential election, was unfit to be president because he was a Unitarian, a persuasion sometimes defined as the belief that there is at most one God. The electorate chose to run the risk of entrusting the presidency to someone skeptical about the doctrine of the Trinity.

If Huckabee succeeds in derailing Romney's campaign by raising a religious test for presidential eligibility, that will be clarifying: In one particular, America was more enlightened a century ago.

Nealie Ride said...

By the way, George Will, the author of the above quotes is a conservative. He's not liberal blasting Mike Huckabee. Instead, he's like Novak and so many others who are worried about Iowans abandoning good reason and running to Huck.

George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, conservative American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author.

Jeff Fuller said...

George Will is also a HUGE Rudy fan (and a close personal friend of his to boot).

However, it looks like Will hasn't gone as far as being a complete "campaign operative" as most of the Rudy fans I know are totally withholding their fire for Huck until AFTER Jan 3rd.

Thanks for sharing.