Huckabee is speaking to the wrong base.

My friend Rick pointed me to a story NPR ran last Friday by Barbara Bradley Hagerty about the inside bible-speak that Huckabee used in his “victory speech” after the Super Tuesday primaries. He made numerous references to what I grew up with in Sunday School Bible stories; things like loaves and fishes and taking a big guy down with a small stone, etc. Some of the NPR types decided to go out on the National Mall and ask “Christians” on the street about what these references were. Few to no one could get the references right. I and most Mormons I know are very familiar with these stories and references. Very few Evangelicals could place the stories. Most Evangelicals would vote for Huckabee if given the chance. Few Mormons will vote for him after the string of carefully worded, just below the radar/belt anti-Mormon digs he made running up to Super Tuesday. Am I the only one chuckling about the irony in this?

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4 Responses to “Huckabee is speaking to the wrong base.”

  1. mike Says:

    no Joe several of us are looking at the irony but myself I am so blinded by the LACK of any decent individual to vote for I feel somewhat fogged about our political future.

  2. mike Says:

    Just read some of Rick Gates comments Glad that I did……Maybe I should of gotten to know him better when he was here.

  3. Russell Wrankle Says:

    Too often Mormons, Evangelicals and the other monotheistic religions claim the mantle of victim. Mike Huckabee said some inappropriate things to be sure, but since I voted for Barack Obama, and not Hillary Clinton, does that make me sexist? Or if I voted for her, would that make Mr. Obama a victim of my racism? Ninety percent of Mormons in Utah voted for Mitt Romney and not Mr. Huckabee, does that make them anti-Evangelical? When does a preference cross the line toward racism, sexism, anti-(you name it) or discrimination? Claiming discrimation/victim when there isn’t any makes it difficult to root it out where it exists. Lets leave religion out of politics and accept the fact that we are all in this together and we can be moral without religion.

  4. Jenny Mauro Hicks Says:

    Way to say it Russell Wrankle!

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