The Mike Huckabee (Southern Baptist Minister) vs. Mitt Romney (Mormon) fight is threatening to tear the GOP apart.
And by Huckabee’s own logic, since he is not running for head of a theological college, what is he doing proclaiming himself a “Christian leader” in an ad promoting himself for president? Answer: Having the issue every which way. Seeming to take the high road of tolerance by refusing to declare Mormonism a cult, indeed declaring himself above the issue — yet clearly playing to that prejudice by leaving the question ambiguous, while making sure everyone knows that he, for one, is a “Christian leader.
Should Mike Huckabee prevail by using his Evangelical Christian beliefs to win enough GOP delegates to either WIN or BROKER the September 2008 National Convention, the GOP may implode.
Certainly the Mormons will abandon the GOP as well as Catholic, Jewish and secular GOP voters.
The GOP invited the Evangelicals to the dance and they have one of their own in Mike Huckabee as a Presidential contender.
But, this invitation and “PLAYING THE RELIGION CARD” may be the path to an overwhelming Democrat victory and the demise of the GOP as a national party.
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