Mike Huckabee, who in the past has called on religious voters to "take this nation back for Christ", and who revealed during a recent GOP debate that he doesn't believe in evolution, has issued a call-to-arms to religious conservative voters. From the Right Wing Washington Times:
"Christian conservatives are on the brink of becoming irrelevant in this election cycle if they do not remain active because they really believe something about their faith that drives them into the political arena," he said in remarks made at a Pew Forum press conference.
Typically, Christians have entered the political arena out of concern for the family, to stop abortion and because of other issues that "really emanate from our faith," he said. "If they say those issues are not as important this time; if they say the real issues are taxes or national security, then frankly, they are just another Republican special interest group."
Huckabee, by the way, is considered a dark horse contender for the GOP nomination.
He made news before leaving the Arkansas Governor's Mansion, when he set up gift registries on a few websites, allowing lobbyists and others seeking to curry influence to know exactly what gifts to purchase for he and his wife. How moral of him!
This quote says it all about the former Governor and potential Republican nominee:
“He’s using the trappings of the governor’s office to get everything he can, and the sad part of it is, I honestly believe he does not see anything wrong with this,” said Kerns, a retired lawyer for the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It’s like ‘ethics’ is a foreign word to him.”