Monday, May 02, 2011

Huckabee: Christian Issues Nation's Top Priority

Although former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has not declared his candidacy for president, he is statistically tied for the GOP primary lead with Mitt Romney.
[Huckabee] argued paying for social services to help children who have grown up without fathers is a drain on the economy and has helped increase government spending. [See Liberalism Causes Poverty in America: Study]
For background, read Pres. Candidates: Abortion & Marriage Top Issues and also read Defund Abortionists, Say All Pres. Candidates

UPDATE 5/11/11: Liberal media says Huckabee wants prayers over money

-- From "Huckabee tells NRA members that social issues are an economic issue; lambastes Obama" by Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post 5/1/11

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) told thousands of members of the National Rifle Association Saturday night that social issues should not take a back seat to the economy in the national political debate, but he offered no hints about whether he might run for president and push such issues.

“When I hear people say the issues of family and marriage don’t really matter because we need to focus on the economy, I agree,” he said. “We ought to focus on the economy. But let’s focus on an economy that is robbing us as taxpayers blind because we have a lot of men who have irresponsibly abandoned their wives and their children and left the rest of us as taxpayers with the cost of doing what dads ought to properly do. It is an economic issue.”

The message stands in contrast to an assertion by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), also considering a presidential run, who has argued that Republicans should offer a “truce” on social issues that have divided the party and at times alienated independent voters.

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From "Sounding like a candidate, Mike Huckabee rouses NRA crowd" by James Hohmann, Politico 4/30/11

“Well, I want you to know that I stand here tonight as a gun-clinger and as a God-clinger unapologetically,” he told thousands of NRA members at the Consol Energy Center.

Huckabee spoke forcefully about the right to bear arms, stressing the right to self-defense and warning that even developed societies can quickly fall into chaos. He called on Obama to read the Militia Act that George Washington wrote in 1792, which he said required every male older than 18 to own a gun and some ammunition.

[Talking] to social conservatives – Huckabee’s main constituency within the party – brought him some of the loudest cheers of the night . . .

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From "Fox News Poll: Romney, Huckabee Top GOP 2012 Contenders for President" posted at 4/28/11

With the Republican field for the 2012 presidential nomination still in flux, the two major candidates who ran for president in 2008 -- Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee -- receive the most backing among GOP voters nationally.

Romney garners the support of 19 percent of Republicans and Huckabee 17 percent, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. The next group of candidates is bunched together: Sarah Palin at nine percent, Donald Trump at eight percent, and Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul receive seven percent a piece.

Earlier this month, Huckabee was at 15 percent among Republican voters, Romney 14 percent, Palin 12 percent, Trump 11 percent and Gingrich 7 percent (April 3-5).

Among voters who consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement, Huckabee (19 percent) and Romney (17 percent) are still the top two choices, followed by Palin (10 percent) and Trump (10 percent). No other contenders receive double-digit support.

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