I agree with both her and Quin on Huckabee’s excesses. Only Fred Thompson (told ya he was growing on me) so far in this race had the nerve not to feign religious observance for the sake of political brownie points. (Doesn’t go to church much and he’s fine with that.) The Speech by Romney could have been used to draw some appropriate lines but it did not. What purpose does a line like ” I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind” serve in a political speech? Ramesh Ponnuru and others were not nitpicking when they pointed out that the omission of nonbelievers in The Speech was a “tell” – a sign this was not about religious tolerance but an attempt by Romney to bond with a particular religious group. In short, I am NOT defending Huckabee in this regard; I am simply observing he is not the only candidate to try this approach and supporters of all candidates should discourage these sorts of stunts for the reasons KLO and Quin mentions.
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