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Iowa Votes for Politics of Authenticity

January 5, 2008

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Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama have a lot in common. Of course, the winners of the respective Republican and Democratic Iowa caucuses Thursday couldn’t be more different on matters of policy. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, is a hard-core social conservative who is supportive of the war effort and has embraced a hard line […]

Iowa Predictions

January 3, 2008

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Since I have a blog, here’s the obligatory prognostication of what’s going to happen after the Iowegians make their way to various churches, schools, and living rooms to caucus for the presidential nominees: Democratic: 1. John Edwards, winning by at least 3 points above #2. 2. Barack Obama, winning by less than 2 points above […]

Huckabee Campaign Divided on Environment and Evangelicalism

December 31, 2007

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This complete story appears at Huffington Post. The only policy issue Mike Huckabee singles out on a page devoted to “Faith and Politics” isn’t abortion or marriage. “My faith doesn’t influence my decisions, it drives them,” writes the GOP presidential hopeful. “For example, when it comes to the environment, I believe in being a good […]

Will the Real Mike Huckabee Please Stand Up?

December 26, 2007

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This complete story appears at the Huffington Post. Des Moines — Mike Huckabee began a bold denunciation of gay marriage in Ames, Iowa, Wednesday night, but quickly checked himself with stuttering caveats: “We have to also realize that the strength of our nation really does come down to our families, and that’s why, without apology […]

Building the Choir to Preach to

December 21, 2007

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“I even have a choir,” said former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee while marveling at the turnout at a 7:30 AM event at the Best Western Hotel in Marshalltown, Iowa. The crowd of mostly seniors and middle-aged white folks sat on all sides of a small stage. “Looks familiar,” Huckabee said of the layout. “For a […]