Thinking about voting for Huckabee?

Please think again!

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."
Here's another link with some info on why one Arkansas evangelical is not supporting Huckabee.

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!


Becca said...

I'm dismayed at the Iowa Republican primary. If the election came down to Huckabee and Obama, I'd vote for Obama.

mel said...

Yeah, apparently Iowa Democrats are a lot smarter than Iowa Republicans.

Are write-ins allowed for presidential elections? :)

JTaylor said...

There is absolutely nothing that would cause me to vote for Huckabee.

If we look at his social and economic policies, he's no different than Clinton or Obama. Perhaps he's worse.

And if I have to vote for someone with those policies, why not vote for the party who has historically championed those causes? That's what we call, comparative advantage!

As for his religiosity, not only is it insulting for him to use such symbolism to entice us to vote him, but also that strategy is only going to damage the religion he claims to support.

If he is elected president, he will continue his religious symbols to such an extent that when he leaves office, Christians will experience a violent backlash of likes that we can not now imagine.