From Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal:
- On the "cross ad" -- "I wound up thinking this: That guy is using the cross so I'll like him. That doesn't tell me what he thinks of Jesus, but it does tell me what he thinks of me. He thinks I'm dim. He thinks I will associate my savior with his candidacy. Bleh."
- "Mr. Huckabee is clever. He puts forth his policies, such as they are, based on a faith-based understanding of public policy, and if you disagree with his policies, or take a hard shot at them, or at him, he suggests the reason is that you look down on evangelicals."
The only thing I've heard so far about Huckabee that would make me consider voting for him is that he's a social conservative. (Except for that $35,000 in consulting fees that he reportedly earned from Novo Nordisk, a pharmaceutical company that engages in embryonic stem cell research--while denouncing embryonic stem cell research....) What I've read about his economic views and his record on illegal immigration, tax hikes, and frequent releases of criminals has been appalling. Even more appalling is his apparent willingness to use his professed Christianity for political gain. And don't even get me started on the ridiculous "fair" tax plan....
Maybe I'm missing something, but based on all the information I have so far, I have no idea why Christians are so excited about Huckabee's candidacy!