Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Liberal WaPo columnist opines on Huckabee

Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post writes today about Gov. Huckabee. She admits that she disagrees with Gov. Huckabee on just about everything -- not exactly a News Alert there -- and admits she would never vote for him. She says, " But a Republican field with candidate Huckabee in it is a more interesting place -- if, that is, anyone pays attention to something besides whether he thinks humans descended from apes."

Most of what drives those questions to Huckabee is the MSM's consistently belief that all evangelical Christians care about it is abortion and evolution. Many voters may indeed care about the issue of evolution vs. creationism, but my guess is that very very very few voters, even those who attend evangelical Christian churches, find that issue to be a driving factor in their decisions.

As for Gov. Huckabee, I hope the next time he gets one of these questions, he can dismiss it as relatively irrelevant for the office he now seeks. "I am not running to be the superintendent of public schools," he could say, "so what my private personal religious viewpoint on how God created the Earth, and whether that view ought to be presented in a public school setting, is is unnecessary to discuss."



Blogger Michigan Redneck said...

I agree, whether or not Huckabee, or any candidate for that matter, beleives in creation is not relevant to Presidential office. Yes, many Americans do want to know about a candidates religion. But that is not the most important thing.

7:58 PM  
Blogger noyatin said...

The problem is not so much the candidate's faith as the candidate's attitude towards science. Any president will have to deal with a myriad of scientific issues, from global warming to the spread of infectious disease. I cannot believe that a president who is so unaware of science and the scientific method as to ignore the overwhelming evidence supporting evolution will be up to that task.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Whether or not a candidate believes humankind was created at one moment in time in the last 10,000 years is absolutely relevant to their fitness to be president. Have we not yet learned the hazards of "faith-based" reality?

12:11 PM  

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