Mike Huckabee was the subject of a biting column by George Will today. Will recalled that broadcaster and preacher Norman Vincent Peale had advised Christians not to vote for Adlai Stevenson when he ran for President. Stevenson replied, “I find the Apostle Paul appealing but Peale appalling.”
Will reviewed Huckabee’s apocalyptic preoccupation: There are Satanic threats to Iowa’s ethanol industry. School shooting happen because God has been removed from schools. We are moving toward the criminalization of Christianity.
One of the interesting ones is when Huckabee muses what will happen if legalized gay marriage is passed by the Supreme Court. Legislatures and Governors will simply pass laws overruling the Court, Huckabee says. He does not seem to remember the 1960’s in his home state of Arkansas. Our Fargo Federal Judge Ronald Davies saw to it armed Federal authorities escorted black children into the Little Rock School overruling Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus.
I’m hoping to catch an appearance by Huckabee near where I live soon. My impression of him is that, whereas the last time he ran he had just finished being a preacher and then Governor, he now has just finished being a talk show personality. The first experiences caused him to note about how government works best when it is inclusive. His recent experience has been about dividing up the radio and TV market to prosper. It is the opposite of inclusiveness. He now sounds more like a TV talk personality than a future President.
George Will found Huckabee “appalling.”
[A link to Will’s article can be found in comments.]