Huckabee won in Iowa last night. Obama won as well.
Huckabee? Are you kidding me? Come on, America!
Huckabee’s win is more than surprising to me, shocking even. If he does become the Republican candidate in the general election, we’re going to see more and more of his past come to light. Of course, it may be too late by then (for Republican voters).
Here is how Huckabee feels about a woman’s role in marriage.
“I affirm the statement on the family issued by the 1998 Southern Baptist Convention.” The family statement from the SBC was: “A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ.”
Huckabee carried Republican women voters last night, picking up about 40 percent of women Caucus goers. Romney got 24 percent.
Huckabee doesn’t believe in evolution and instead believes God set things in motion, that there was a “creative process”.
“If you want to believe that you and your family came from apes, I’ll accept that… I believe there was a creative process.”
When asked about the evolution question he said, “I’m not sure what in the world that has to do with being president of the United States.”
I’d say a clear misunderstanding about science has much to do with being president. Considering he has very little grasp on what evolution even is, and he and his administration would become responsible for the education of our children, I shudder to think what he’ll do to and in our public schools.
Evolution is not about developing from apes, Huck! That simplified, stupid cartoon is nothing more than a lazy rhetorical device.
I’m flabbergasted that such a man made it this far. And the fact that he did so on the female vote, scares me even more.
Fellow Democrats (and Dem-leaning indys): we need Edwards to be our Democratic candidate.
Kerry wasn’t electable. A lot of Democrats felt someone let the air out of their tires 4 years ago after Bush won for a second term. It wasn’t that everyone loved Bush, it was that nobody liked Kerry.
I really believe that if it comes down to a white guy like Huckabee and a white woman or a black man, the knee jerk reaction, Democrat, Independent or Republican, will be to vote for the white guy. I agree with many that Obama is great, I may even vote for him. But is he electable? Put your personal feelings aside and really ask yourself that.
Sure, he won the Democratic majority in Iowa but will he win a general election? I say the same thing about Hillary. As much as I like her (I read her book many years ago and from that point on I have a soft spot in my heart for Hillary, in spite of her many flaws) I fear her electability.
While I’d probably enjoy seeing Hillary or Obama go head-to-head with the Republican I really think Edwards is our most electable candidate. No matter what happens, please, please, please don’t tell me that Huckabee is going to be the next President of the United States.
I just had a son. This idea makes me very uneasy.
Edited to add: My thoughts have changed over the course of the day. Perhaps Obama is electable. I hope that he is. I look forward to what he has to say and am excited to see where his campaign goes. Also, if he does get it, I suggested getting Kucinich for VP. heh