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Old 12-11-2007, 06:20 PM   #121
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I just want to know if the Republicans realize that interfering in people's personal lives like this goes against EVERYTHING their party stands for-their party is supposed to be all for "small government", after all.

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Old 12-11-2007, 06:43 PM   #122
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Why is the word "sinful" even entering into discussion of governmental powers????????

What the fuck has happened to our country where this is tolerated???
Politics is full of people like David Duke or George Wallace. Huckabee's views are no more or less inflammatory than theirs, and due to democracy, they're allowed a voice. I think calmer heads will prevail in the case of Huckabee, as they have throughout time.
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I hope you're right.

And I definitely agree that he has the right to say whatever he wants-I'd rather people be blatantly honest than hide that sort of thing. I just vehemently disagree with him and will not vote for him based on that, then.

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you know, it occurred to me.

GWB presented his evangelical-ish personal faith as one reason to vote for him.

Huckabee presents it as the reason to vote for him.

it shall be interesting.

that said, his views aside, he's easily the most likeable guy in the race, the Dems included.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:39 PM   #125
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that said, his views aside, he's easily the most likeable guy in the race, the Dems included.
Yes. Politics aside, he's absolutely the coolest candidate. A hunter, a guitarist, a minister, and friends with Chuck Norris. What a combo.





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you know, it occurred to me.

GWB presented his evangelical-ish personal faith as one reason to vote for him.

Huckabee presents it as the reason to vote for him.

it shall be interesting.

I agree.
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Politics is full of people like David Duke or George Wallace. Huckabee's views are no more or less inflammatory than theirs, and due to democracy, they're allowed a voice. I think calmer heads will prevail in the case of Huckabee, as they have throughout time.
Here's hoping.
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Yes. Politics aside, he's absolutely the coolest candidate. A hunter, a guitarist, a minister, and friends with Chuck Norris. What a combo.
I agree.

Is he friends with Chuck Norris? That would be awesome, especially if Chuck Norris started campaigning with him.

Unfortunately, politics included, he's a scary candidate.
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I think Senator Obama is the coolest candidate-his life story is absolutely cool. Any guy with a wife like he has is cool too, and the type of father he seems to be is very cool as well. Plus he had a swimsuit picture in People.
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Republican Mike Huckabee Wednesday personally apologized to rival Mitt Romney for comments he made in an upcoming New York Times Magazine article that appear to disparage the Mormon faith.

The former Arkansas governor said he apologized to Romney after the GOP debate in Johnson, Iowa.

"I said, I would never try, ever to try to somehow pick out some point of your faith and make it an issue, and I wouldn't," Huckabee said.

"I've stayed away from talking about Mitt Romney's faith," Huckabee said. "I told him face-to-face, I said I don't think your being a Mormon ought to make you more or less qualified for being a president."

In the article, a preview of which is posted on the New York Times Web site, the former Arkansas governor is quoted as asking, "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?"

The remark came after New York Times reporter Zev Chafets asked Huckabee whether he thought Mormonism was a religion or a cult. Huckabee, a former Baptist minister, said he thought it was the former but conceded he doesn't "know much about it." The article is to appear in Sunday's paper.

Asked how Romney responded to the apology, Huckabee said the Massachusetts Republican was "gracious."

"The governor accepted the apology," Romney spokesman Kevin Madden said. "He continues to believe that this campaign should not be about questioning a candidate's faith. While it is fair to criticize an opponent's record or policy positions, it is out of bounds for one candidate to question another's personal faith."

Speaking with CNN Wednesday, Huckabee expressed disbelief that the comment has caused an uproar.

"We were having a conversation over several hours, the conversation was about religion and he was trying to press me on my thoughts of Mitt Romney's religion, and I said 'I don't want to go there.'" Huckabee said.

"I really didn't know. Well, he was telling me things about the Mormon faith, because he frankly is well-schooled on comparative religions. As a part of that conversation, I asked the question, because I had heard that, and I asked it, not to create something -- I never thought it would make the story."

Huckabee, who has surged into first place in Iowa, also reiterated that he doesn't think a candidate's religion should be an issue in the campaign.

"I don't think his particular religion is a factor in whether or not people should vote him or against him," he said. "I'd like to think that my being a Baptist isn't a factor in people voting for or against me."

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Huckabee rival for the 2008 GOP nomination, is a member of the Mormon church, officially known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Speaking Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show, Romney said, "I think attacking someone's religion is really going too far. It's not the American way."

Huckabee's comment is consistent with those that are often used to vilify the Mormon church, a spokeswoman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told The Associated Press.

In a statement sent to CNN, church spokesman Michael Purdy said, "Like other Christians, we believe Jesus is the divine son of God. Satan is a fallen angel."

"As the apostle Paul wrote, God is the Father of all," Purdy added. "That means that all beings were created by God and are his spirit children. Christ, however, was the only begotten in the flesh and we worship him as the son of God and the savior of mankind."

Huckabee's campaign says the article takes the candidate's comments out of context. Huckabee was not bashing the religion but instead was "illustrating his unwillingness to answer questions about Mormonism and to avoid addressing theological questions during this campaign," the campaign said in a statement released Tuesday night.

"Gov. Huckabee has said consistently that he believes this campaign should center on a discussion of the important issues confronting our nation, and not focus on questions of religious belief," Charmaine Yoest, a senior adviser to the campaign, said in a statement. "He wants to assure persons of all faith traditions of his firm commitment to religious tolerance and freedom of worship."

Huckabee, locked in a battle with Romney for support among the evangelical community, also took heat this month for declining to say whether he thinks Mormonism is a cult.

"I'm just not going to go off into evaluating other people's doctrines and faiths. I think that is absolutely not a role for a president," he said.

Huckabee told reporters last week he didn't watch Romney's highly anticipated speech on his faith. But he argued that he has been confronted with questions about his faith more than Romney has and that he also would make a "God speech" if given the airtime.

"I get all of the God questions at the debates, so you know when people say, 'Oh, he had to make a speech,' I'm thinking, 'Hey you know what? If you'll give me national television time, I'll make you a God speech, and I'll tell you what I'll do, I'll throw in an offering and an altar call to throw in with it.' "

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"I get all of the God questions at the debates, so you know when people say, 'Oh, he had to make a speech,' I'm thinking, 'Hey you know what? If you'll give me national television time, I'll make you a God speech, and I'll tell you what I'll do, I'll throw in an offering and an altar call to throw in with it.' "

That was pretty funny.

Although he doesn't seem to know very much.
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Yes. Politics aside, he's absolutely the coolest candidate. , a guitarist, and friends with Chuck Norris. What a combo.



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if playing the guitar makes you cool

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It looks like the Huckster won the Iowa debate.

According to Time.com:

Mike Huckabee A-
Fred Thompson B+
John McCain B
Rudy Giuliani B
Mitt Romney B
Tom Tancredo B-
Ron Paul C+
Duncan Hunter D
Alan Keyes F
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Politics aside, he still seems rather lame to me...heh.

But the fact that he won that debate shows how truly reactionary the GOP has become.
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Alan Keyes
This guy's still around?
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