2008 Hoping to Connect to Evangelical Voters, Huckabee Looks to the Barn
posted by January 17 at 10:50 AMon
Posted by Ryan S. Jackson
I’m kind of struggling with why there seems to be such a direct, knee-jerk enthusiasm amongst evangelical candidates to always use some kind of analogy involving barnyard sex:
QUESTIONER: Is it your goal to bring the Constitution into strict conformity with the Bible? Some people would consider that a kind of dangerous undertaking, particularly given the variety of biblical interpretations.
HUCKABEE: Well, I don’t think that’s a radical view to say we’re going to affirm marriage. I think the radical view is to say that we’re going to change the definition of marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man and a child, a man and animal. Again, once we change the definition, the door is open to change it again. I think the radical position is to make a change in what’s been historic.
It’s also kind of sad to see Huckabee—whose initial campaign approach seemed to be a kind of folksy, Christian brand of post-partisanship—finally hit the levels I knew in the back of my mind he’d probably hit when it was time to reach out to the evangelical base. The question would now seem to be: With only two days to go before South Carolina, can he go lower than insinuations of horse fucking?