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McCain, Romney and the Evangelical Threat, Revisted

posted by dgilgoff

Two pieces today combat this week’s Washington Times piece about the threat of Mitt Romney giving evangelicals more agita should John McCain draft him as a running mate. The first, a Politico story headlined “Romney could lift McCain in West” […]

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Huck’s Late-Breaking Support

posted by dgilgoff

A World Magazine recap of the Christian Right’s stirringly ineffectual performance during the Republican presidential primaries reports that Paul Weyrich, cofounder of the Moral Majority, has admitted that he regrets backing Mitt Romney over Mike Huckabee. Huckabee could have really […]

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God to Huck: Not Now

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter just got off the phone with a prominent evangelical Mike Huckabee supporter who said Huck was telling friends last night that the message God was sending him with regards to his White House ambitions was, “not yet.” Huck echoed […]

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Questions for Huck and Dobson

posted by dgilgoff

Both Huckabee and Dobson are staying mum on what the two spoke about when they sat down together in Colorado Springs this weekend. Here’s what God-o-Meter would like to ask them, if it could: Did Dobson ask Huck about his […]

Mrs. Huck Goes to Hooters

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter is less sure than The San Francisco Chronicle that Janet Huckabee’s stay at Las Vegas’s Hooters Casino Hotel will scare of her husband’s evangelical supporters–this is a couple that upgraded to a “covenant marriage” a few years back–but it’s […]

What’s Huck Thinking?

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter caught up the other day with Charmaine Yoest, the Family Research Council VP of communications who left her post last year to become a senior advisor to Mike Huckabee. Yoest returned to FRC last month, when Huckabee’s cash flow […]

Pastor for Huck Strikes Back

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter carried an item last week about the IRS investigating a California pastor who endorsed Mike Huckabee on church letterhead, an apparent violation of IRS rules against church politicking. Now that pastor, Wiley S. Drake, is striking back. He’s calling […]

IRS Investigates Pro-Huck Pastor

posted by dgilgoff

The Associated Press reports that the IRS is investigating a California-based Baptist pastor who is backing Mike Huckabee for possibly violating its rules against official church endorsements of candidates. God-o-Meter will give the pastor the benefit of the doubt, but […]

Is it Huck’s Fault?

posted by dgilgoff

The AP chimes in on John McCain’s weak finish among Virginia values voters yesterday, with Fred Thompson’s former communications director blaming it on Huckabee’s refusal to leave the race: “McCain will be our nominee and he is starting to consolidate […]

Anti-Huck Discrimination?

posted by dgilgoff

Is Mike Huckabee the victim of religious discrimination from the media? In an interview with radio host Dennis Prager, brought to God-o-Meter’s attention by the Faith in Public Life blog, Huckabee accuses the press of displaying “soft bigotry” toward him […]

Weyrich Backs Huck

posted by dgilgoff

Moral Majority co-founder Paul Weyrich, a former Mitt Romney backer, has endorsed Mike Huckabee. God-o-Meter wants to know: are these protest endorsements or part of a campaign to get McCain to pick Huck as his running mate? Both scenarios seem […]

Stuck With Huck

posted by dgilgoff

As the founder of the blog Evangelicals for Mitt, Nancy French has spent the better part of the last two years trying to convince fellow born-again Christians to back a Mormon for president. A published author who spends most of […]

A Religious Rift in the GOP

posted by dgilgoff

MSNBC has called Louisiana for Mike Huckabee. Sure, Huck got fewer than three in ten non-evangelical voters. But among Pelican State evangelicals, who make up 58-percent of Republican voters there, Huckabee got nearly six in ten votes. With Mitt Romney […]

Dobson Endorses Huckabee

posted by dgilgoff

And not a moment too soon. God-o-Meter doesn’t know whether to respect Dobson for declining to back Huck while Mitt Romney was still in the race–sending a message to evangelicals that he remained open to a Mormon and that the […]

Huck’s Smooth Stones

posted by dgilgoff

Last night, Mike Huckabee opened his ebullient Super Tuesday speech in Little Rock with this line: Tonight, we are making sure America understands that sometimes one small smooth stone is even more effective than a whole lot of armor. The […]

5 Lessons from Huck’s Big Day

posted by dgilgoff

Do Mike Huckabee’s surprising Super Tuesday victories in the Deep South–where he took Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and West Virginia–translate into a delegate boost that puts him within reach of the Republican nomination? Almost certainly not, though some of the […]

Utah Mormons Hate Huck

posted by dgilgoff

Can you really blame them? From The Politico: …overwhelmingly Mormon Utah has taken a profound dislike to the Southern Baptist preacher best known for his nice-guy persona. The wellspring of Huckabee hate is a now-famous Dec. 16 New York Times […]

Huck’s Sinking Ship

posted by dgilgoff

As if it were needed, more documentation of Mike Huckabee’s failure to break out of his conservative evangelical base, by way of The Washington Post: Since a surprising win in Iowa, Huckabee has failed to win a primary or caucus, […]

Rove on Huck’s Evangelical-Only Appeal

posted by dgilgoff

In this morning’s Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove echoes what God-o-Meter has been saying since Iowa: Mike Huckabee’s hefty evangelical support ain’t strong enough to carry him to the nomination. Here’s what Rove says about some of the “old rules” […]

In Fla., Evangelicals Split Three ways

posted by dgilgoff

CNN just called Florida for John McCain, but something else is also clear now: Huck’s commanding lead among evangelicals, which carried him to victory in Iowa less than one month ago–has evaporated. According to exit polls, four in ten Floridians […]

Preachers Pony Up for Huck

posted by dgilgoff

The first three graphs from Bible Belt Blogger say it all: ORLANDO, Fla. — A televangelist under investigation by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee turned a national ministers’ gathering last week into a fundraising opportunity for Mike Huckabee, reportedly helping […]

The Latino Evangelical Factor

posted by dgilgoff

The Chicago Tribune has a profile today of Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, calling him one of a “new generation of evangelical kingmakers on the political scene.”: Fearing the loss of a constituency that helped […]

A Romney Endorsement from Dobson?

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter wrestled over whether to file this post under Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee and settled on the latter for two reasons. First, it couldn’t pass up the rare opportunity to lower the rating of the sole candidate to score […]

Huckabee’s Squishy Evangelical Support

posted by dgilgoff

A new Beliefnet online poll finds that Mike Huckabee is the leading Republican contender among evangelicals, but not by much. View God-o-Meter’s story on the poll here and complete results here. Sure, Huck got 28-percent of evangelical support, but McCain […]

Huck’s Beliefnet Interview

posted by dgilgoff

If you haven’t already, check out Beliefnet’s interview last week with Mike Huckabee. God-o-Meter meant to flag it earlier, but the week got away from it. The most interesting exchange, in God-o-Meter’s view, was over Huckabee’s recent remark that “what […]

Huck: Constitution Should Conform to Bible

posted by dgilgoff

Given all Mike Huckabee’s theotalk–he’s been a ten on God-o-Meter since the first of the year–you’d think GOM would be completely desensitized to it by now. But Huck keeps upping the ante. According to NBC News, he’s inserted new lines […]

Huckabee on Getting into Heaven

posted by dgilgoff

Before speaking to a gathering of Michigan pastors last night, Mike Huckabee spoke to a Spartanburg, South Carolina congregation in the morning. From the Associated Press: Republican Mike Huckabee spoke from the pulpit Sunday, not as a politician but as […]

Huck’s Iowa Values Ad Airs in Michigan

posted by dgilgoff

Sure, his populist message could resonate in the Motor City. But The Politico’s Jonathan Martin reports that in heavily evangelical western Michigan, Mike Huckabee’s reprising a values ad from Iowa: Mike Huckabee cut a new, Michigan-oriented ad last week that […]

On Religious Test, Huck Wants it Both Ways

posted by dgilgoff

It’s no surprise that Mike Huckabee was urging a group of Michigan pastors yesterday to mobilize their supporters for him like only a fellow pastor could, as reported by The Washington Post: “I don’t presume that you automatically support me […]

Economic Conservatives Strike Back

posted by dgilgoff

Travel with God-o-Meter way back to September 2007, when religious conservative activists, led by Focus on the Family’s James Dobson, threatened to bolt the GOP and back a third-party candidate in November in the event that Rudy Giuliani got the […]

Still no Democratic Attacks on Huck

posted by dgilgoff

A month ago today, the Drudge Report reported that the Democratic National Committee had ordered its operatives to hold their fire on Mike Huckabee, while letting loose on the rest of the Republican field, because facing Huck in November would […]

Joel Hunter Backs Huck, Might Go Democratic in November

posted by dgilgoff

When God-o-Meter read in Reuters this week that Mike Huckabee was trumpeting his support from Rev. Joel Hunter, the Orlando-based megachurch pastor and one-time president elect of the Christian Coalition, it was a bit surprised. GOM didn’t recall seeing a […]

A Joel Hunter Endorsement for Huckabee?

posted by dgilgoff

In a story about Mike Huckabee’s efforts to reach evangelicals who don’t consider themselves part of the Christian Right, Reuters reports that influential megachurch pastor and onetime Christian Coalition president-elect Joel Hunter is backing Mike Huckabee: The new religious right […]

Rivals Splitting Voters, Huck’s Christian Base Shines Through

posted by dgilgoff

Real Clear Politics’ John Ellis makes a convincing case that despite his third-place finish in New Hampshire, Mike Huckabee is poised for victories in South Carolina and other early primary states: With McCain now anointed by clueless Washington scribes as […]

Huckabee Fails to Break Out

posted by dgilgoff

When God-o-Meter went to the Parker’s Maple Barn in Mason, New Hampshire yesterday, it observed that everyone present was an evangelical or a frequent churchgoer, raising doubts that Huckabee is breaking out of his Christian Right base after winning Iowa […]

Huck’s Not Just for Evangelicals Anymore

posted by dgilgoff

Just because 80-percent of his Iowa support came from evangelicals doesn’t mean Mike Huckabee isn’t seeking broader support. Take Catholics. Aboard his campaign bus yesterday, Huck gave a glimpse of how important the Catholic vote is to his success: Catholics […]

Huck’s New Hampshire Support: The Usual Suspects

posted by dgilgoff

With Mike Huckabee campaigning pretty hard in New Hampshire these last few days, God-o-Meter wondered: in a comparatively secular state where Huck is nonetheless drawing decent-sized crowds and running a respectable third in the polls, what’s his support base? It […]

Even in New Hampshire, Huck talks ‘Soldiers for Christ’

posted by dgilgoff

No, he’s not airing his Christian Leader ad here. But just because Mike Huckabee’s campaigning in New Hampshire, which lacks Iowa’s religious fervor, doesn’t mean he’s hiding his Christian DNA under a bushel. The Washington Post reports that, while guest […]

Can Huckabee Win the Purple States?

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter has noticed a serious question about Huckabee gaining steam, not so much from his Republican rivals but from the news media and–gleefully–from the Democratic Party: in the general election, would Huck stand a chance in must-win purple states like […]

Huck’s Support Almost Entirely Evangelical

posted by dgilgoff

The more it looks at last night’s entrance polls, the more God-o-Meter is stunned by the extraordinary degree to which Mike Huckabee’s Iowa win was due to evangelical support. Check out these lines from The New York Times: A poll […]

Does Huck Really Have Broad Support?

posted by dgilgoff

Fellow Beliefnetter David Kuo writes today that Mike Huckabee is no Pat Robertson–the former Christian Broadcasting Network chief who finished strong in 1988’s Iowa caucuses but went on to go nowhere–because Huckabee’s base of support is much broader: Pat Robertson […]

The Evangelical Scorecard

posted by dgilgoff

In light of Mike Huckabee’s Iowa win on the backs of evangelical caucus goers, God-o-Meter thought it would point out the big Christian Right endorsements of his Republican rivals, as a way of showing the rift between the evangelical elite […]

More Huckabee Pastors Threatened

posted by dgilgoff

Following up on yesterday’s report that Iowa-based pastors supporting Mike Huckabee are receiving anonymous threats about losing their tax exempt status, the Associated Press gets a few of the pastors on record. It also has this response from the Huckabee […]

Battling ‘Acts of God’ as Governor

posted by dgilgoff

On last Sunday’s Meet the Press, Mike Huckabee told Tim Russert that for voters wondering how his religion would shape his presidency, “the best way is to look at it is how I served as governor.” This week The Los […]

Pastors for Huck Get Anonymous Threats

posted by dgilgoff

TIME Magazine’s Michael Scherer reports that pro-Huckabee pastors in Iowa have received anonymous letters warning that IRS rules against church-based politicking will land them “in the slammer.” Read one of the purported letters here. It’s as yet unclear who’s behind […]

Huck’s Site Retains anti-Mormon Posts

posted by dgilgoff

The Drudge Report, on an anti-Huckabee crusade, carries a story from the Salt Lake Tribune about Huckabee’s official campaign blog hosting comments from anti-Mormon Huck fans: Some blog posts were littered with rhetoric about Mormonism. “As evangelicals, we cannot stand […]

Pulling Attack Ad, Huckabee Gives Biblical Explanation

posted by dgilgoff

The folks over at Evangelicals for Mitt noticed that in explaining his decision yesterday to pull an attack ad on Mitt Romney–strangely, he called a press conference to show the ad he was pulling–Mike Huckabee invoked a popular New Testament […]

Huckabee Surrogates Try to Steer Pulpit Messages

posted by dgilgoff

Today’s Washington Post story about Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney attending services yesterday in their respective churches includes this key line about Huckabee’s preacher strategy: On Friday, three national religious leaders backing Huckabee — Tim LaHaye, Michael Farris and Rick […]

Is Huck’s Army Really Invisible?

posted by dgilgoff

Back in the 1990s, the Christian Coalition was known as an “invisible army” for its ability to go undetected by the news media until delivering dramatic GOP victories on Election Day, including 1994’s Republican Revolution. The Dallas Morning News’ Wayne […]

Huck Dissed by Evangelical ex-Bushie

posted by dgilgoff

It’s one thing for lefty atheists to ring alarm bells about Mike Huckabee’s use of religion in his presidential campaign. It’s quite another for a conservative evangelical former member of the Bush administration to do so. Peter Wehner, a longtime […]

The Christmas Candidate

posted by dgilgoff

Mike Huckabee’s Christmas ad is the gift that keeps on giving. The first holiday spot of the season, it hoisted him above the political fray, into the warm and cuddly candidate-I-most-want-to-have-eggnog-with zone. When the commentariat called it a ploy to […]

Huck Gets Some Baptist Bad Will

posted by dgilgoff

It finally happened. Mike Huckabee, who scored God-o-Meter’s first and only 10 rating of the 2008 race and had the audacity to stay there for three full weeks, has been knocked down to a 9. And it came at the […]

Behind Huckabee’s Christmas Ad

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter wondered about the birth of Mike Huckabee’s new ad celebrating the birth of Jesus, so it asked Huckabee senior advisor Charmaine Yoest. Her response: “The ad was born when [campaign manager] Chip Saltsman and the Governor looked at the […]

New Huckabee Ad Celebrates “Birth of Christ”

posted by dgilgoff

Mike Huckabee’s new TV ad shows him in front of a Christmas tree and what the Drudge Report calls a “floating cross”–the clear wooden crosspiece of a window that God-o-Meter has a hard time believing got in there by accident. […]

Family Research Council Staffers Join Huckabee

posted by dgilgoff

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins has raised doubts about Mike Huckabee, but when God-o-Meter learned that FRC vice president of communications Charmaine Yoest (pictured) had taken a leave of absence to serve as a Huckabee senior advisor earlier this […]

Video: Huckabee’s Apologies

posted by dgilgoff

If you haven’t seen them yet, here are a couple video iterations of Mike Huckabee apologizing for asking a New York Times Magazine reporter: “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?” Is God-o-Meter the only one left […]

Huckabee: Making Veiled Mormon Attacks?

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter got all excited when it read this headline in today’s Salt Lake Tribune: Huckabee throwing veiled LDS hardballs? Political scientists say magazine remark, TV ad are shots at Romney. So, God-o-Meter, told itself, you’re not the only one who […]

Behind Huckabee’s Apology

posted by dgilgoff

Following yesterday’s uneventful Republican presidential debate in Iowa, Mike Huckabee made a beeline for Mitt Romney to apologize for his “‘Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?” remark to The New York Times Magazine. CNN has the […]

Evangelical Homeschoolers Fueling Huckabee’s Rise?

posted by dgilgoff

One of the first big-name Christian Right activists to endorse Mike Huckabee was Michael Farris, the evangelical co-founder and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. So it’s no surprise that evangelical home schoolers are a big part of […]

Huck: Don’t Mormons Think Christ and Devil are Bros?

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter joked earlier about adding a special “11” rating for Mike Huckabee, but now it is seriously considering doing so. From an article in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine called “The Huckabee Factor”: Huckabee is, indeed, a discreet fellow, […]

Will IRS Bust Huckabee Before he Can Abolish It?

posted by dgilgoff

His call for abolishing the IRS is one of Mike Huckabee’s biggest applause lines. But might everyone’s least favorite agency clamp down on churches that are enthusiastic about Huckabee before he has a chance to shut it down? The Politico […]

Evangelical Leader Skeptical on Huckabee, Praises McCain

posted by dgilgoff

Family Research Council Action, Washington’s premier Christian Right advocacy group, yesterday issued a defense of Mike Huckabee in the face of what it called a “reverse religious test” sparked by Huckabee’s past statements about AIDS, homosexuality, and the need to […]

Huck in ’98: Reclaim Nation for Christ

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter would not ordinarily dredge up a nearly decade-old story on Mike Huckabee proclaiming the need to “take this nation back for Christ.” But God-o-Meter does not run the world; Matt Drudge does. And the lead story on The Drudge […]

Is Huck Fanning Anti-Mormonism?

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter is flattered to learn that Charles Krauthammer is a devoted reader! Here he is channeling GOM’s recent post alleging an anti-Mormon bias in Mike Huckabee’s refusal to answer the Is Mormonism a cult? question: Huckabee has exploited Romney’s Mormonism […]

Huckabee To Stay Mum on Mitt’s Mormonism

posted by dgilgoff

Is Mike Huckabee being a class act by declining to say what many evangelicals like him feel about Mormon doctrines and beliefs? The Associated Press reports that Huckabee, an ordained Baptist preacher, won’t say whether he believes Mormonism is a […]

Behind Huckabee’s Surge, an Evangelical Surge

posted by dgilgoff

A “10” rating from God-o-Meter has its advantages. Consider yesterday’s Des Moines Register poll showing that Mike Huckabee has vaulted ahead of the Republican pack. The Register explains that Romney, the former Iowa GOP frontrunner, saw a 5-point drop in […]

Jerry Falwell Jr. Endorses Huckabee

posted by dgilgoff

Mike Huckabee continues to rack up Christian Right endorsements. The latest comes from Jerry Falwell, Jr.. MNSBC’s First Read has the details, including this: Falwell was not expecting to endorse Huckabee today, but when put on the spot, he did. […]

Huckabee Continues “Pastor-in-Chief” Bid at Debate

posted by dgilgoff

Asked a “What Would Jesus Do” question about the death penalty at last night’s presidential debate, Mike Huckabee explained that overseeing executions was his toughest job as Arkansas governor, then delivered one of the most memorable lines of the evening: […]

Huckabee Ad Spurs Double-Takes

posted by dgilgoff

Can you blame God-o-Meter for being a wee bit nervous about awarding its first “10” rating yesterday, for Mike Huckabee’s new Believe TV ad in Iowa? Sure, the ad opened with the words “Christian Leader” and has Huckabee explaining that […]

Huckabee’s New Ad: ‘Believe’

posted by dgilgoff

As he disarms the mainstream media with his folksy charm, it can be easy to forget that Mike Huckabee is campaigning as a Christian Right candidate, sans fire and brimstone. His new ad in Iowa is a pretty good reminder, […]

Huckabee’s Preacher Years

posted by dgilgoff

Does anybody–besides conservative scrooges like Bob Novak–have a negative word about Mike Huckabee? Today’s Concord Monitor explores Huckabee’s years as an Arkansas preacher and finds glowing reviews all around, from his popularity on church TV, to his ability to revive […]

Novak: Huckabee a ‘False Conservative’

posted by dgilgoff

Beating up on Mike Huckabee for his tax and spending ways, conservative columnist Robert Novak says what God-o-Meter has been thinking for some time: Huckabee is emblematic of a new evangelical politics that doesn’t square with the Republican orthodoxy as […]

Huckabee Consolidates Iowa Evangelical Support

posted by dgilgoff

A new Washington Post/ABC poll shows Huckabee running almost even with Mitt Romney in Iowa. God-o-Meter noticed a big part of his surge is due to a part in a sharp uptick of support among evangelical Christians: Huckabee’s gains were […]

Huckabee Supports Scrutinized Televangelist

posted by dgilgoff

Mike Huckabee is standing by one of the six televangelists whose finances are being investigated by Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee. The object of Huckabee’s affection is Kenneth Copeland, chief of Kenneth Copeland Ministries […]

Chuck Norris Preaches Huckabee

posted by dgilgoff

In a fundraising pitch emailed by Mike Huckabee’s campaign to supporters last night, karate chopping Bible thumper Chuck Norris makes a faith-based plea for support: Mike doesn’t abandon his values for what’s expedient. Like our Founding Fathers, he’s not afraid […]

Dobson-for-Huckabee Report Denied

posted by Jeff Sheler

Aides to Christian radio personality James Dobson are denying a report that the influential Focus on the Family founder is planning to endorse Mike Huckabee. “Dr. Dobson isn’t close to an endorsement of anyone in the 2008 race,” Focus on […]

Huckabee Picks Up an Endorsement

posted by Jeff Sheler

Another day another big-name endorsement from the Christian right. This time it’s Mike Huckabee winning plaudits from Don Wildmon, head of the American Family Association. Wildmon, a seasoned culture warrior and radio broadcaster from Tupelo, Mississippi, announced he is backing […]

In Iowa, Huckabee gets respect

posted by Jeff Sheler

Now that he’s moving up in the polls, Mike Huckabee is getting a second look from the national media. Can the A-listers on the Christian Right be far behind? The latest American Research Group poll shows the former Arkansas governor […]

More B-Listers for Huck

posted by dgilgoff

While top-tier Christian Right leadership continues to withhold its blessing from Mike Huckabee, his rousing speech and ecstatic reception at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit is translating into some second-tier endorsements from the movement. From The New York Times Caucus […]

Brownback Dropping Out Another Boost for Huck

posted by dgilgoff

This morning’s news from the Associated Press that Sam Brownback is expected to drop out of the presidential race is another in a string of recent boosts for Mike Huckabee. Add Brownback’s voters to Huckabee’s in the August Ames straw […]

Why The Christian Right Snubs Huck

posted by dgilgoff

God-o-Meter remarked recently that for a former Baptist preacher whose web site’s top issue baskets are “Faith and Politics” and “Sanctity of Life,” Mike Huckabee’s having an awfully hard time lining up A-list Christian Right support. Today’s Politico reports that […]

Preacher Huckabee Can’t Get Evangelical Love

posted by dgilgoff

Even though God-o-Meter reported last week on some second-tier Christain Right endorsements for Mike Huckabee, it is somewhat scandalous that he’s failed to seal up more of the movement’s A-list. What’s a former Baptist preacher who’s rising in the Iowa […]

Huckabee Seals Up More Christian Right Support

posted by dgilgoff

As possible Republican contenders like Newt Gingrich have stayed out of the presidential race and as Fred Thompson has declined to voice clear support for causes like a constitutional ban on gay marriage and 2005’s Terri Schiavo congressional intervention, God-o-Meter […]

Huckabee wins values voter straw poll

posted by dgilgoff

Even if just showing up is 80-percent of success, God-o-Meter was nonetheless surprised that Mike Huckabee won 62-percent support in a straw poll of religious conservatives taken in conjunction with last night’s Values Voters debate (video here) in Florida. Sure, […]

Huckabee raps Thompson on marriage amendment

posted by dgilgoff

For a candidate who winces at getting asked all the “values” questions during the debates, God-o-Meter notes that Huckabee sure has a knack for using values to carve out his niche in the GOP field. When it comes to Mitt […]

Huckabee: Romney’s “values” awakening is suspect, his Mormonism fair game

posted by dgilgoff

Huckabee knocking Romney’s evolving stances on values issues like abortion rights is nothing new, but comparing him to the flip-flopping John Kerry in an interview with CBN’s David Brody is. The question is whether Huckabee’s latest salvo says more about […]

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posted 4:32:33pm Nov. 19, 2008 | read full post »

On The Religious Left, Great Expectations
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posted 1:49:31pm Nov. 07, 2008 | read full post »

Howard Dean's Vindication
God-o-Meter wrote a piece for today's Roll Call on the vindication of Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean's much-derided 50-State Strategy, which is largely about reaching out to the nation's more religious voters in the red states: Years before Barack Obama showed that a liberal Demo

posted 2:01:06pm Nov. 06, 2008 | read full post »

A Post-Election Chat with Ralph Reed
Amid today's talk that Barack Obama has narrowed the God Gap, God-o-Meter checked in with Ralph Reed, who spearheaded religious outreach for George W. Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaigns and who pioneered such outreach for Republicans as executive director of the Christian Coalition. What surprised you i

posted 3:09:07pm Nov. 05, 2008 | read full post »

More Innacurate Faith Storylines From the Media
God-o-Meter is struck by the number of faith-based storylines the news media appear to have gotten dead wrong this year. One was the line that Obama was poised to make big gains among white votes, especially evangelicals, who were undergoing a generational shift in their political thinking and reexa

posted 11:53:20am Nov. 05, 2008 | read full post »

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