Novak: Huckabee is the First Authentic Christian Conservative to seek the Presidency

November 27, 2007

Columnist Bob Novak, while insulting and patronizing Christians, granted Mike Huckabee a huge compliment in the pages of yesterday’s Washington Post.

In his column about Huckabee, Novak said, “The rise of evangelical Christians as the motive force that blasted the GOP out of minority status during the past generation always contained an inherent danger if these new Republican acolytes supported not merely a conventional conservative but one of their own.”

Novak is singling out Huckabee as the first time Christian Conservatives have a shot at nominating ‘one of their own’.  Don’t let the beltway bullies and the punditocracy steal this opportunity from social conservatives! We’ve come so far.

To be sure, social Conservatives are right to be alarmed and outraged. I know I am. Could many of the accusations in Tempting Faith be true? Is there really a glass ceiling for social conservatives.?

I always suspected that the beltway took social conservatives for granted and that many in Washington weren’t truly sincere. The main stream media and academia made every attempt to make us appear neanderthal. But I never expected such a veteran journalist to be so blatant about the elites attitudes towards Christians and the grassroots. The fact is, many of those politicos that we’ve trusted think main stream and main street America is overrun with psychos.

Well, I know this. As Mike Huckabee said, “I don’t spell G-O-D G-O-P… Let us never sacrifice our principles for anybody’s politics.” If the Republican party takes our votes granted and abandons our values, there will be a hefty price to pay at the polls.

However, if you are a Christian Conservative, you can be comforted to know that finally one of us- the grassroots activists – is running for President. Finally, someone who believes as we do is a contendor to be the leader of the free world and our voice is being heard. This is a sign of the strength of our movement. Let’s stand strong for Mike Huckabee today. 


3 Responses to “Novak: Huckabee is the First Authentic Christian Conservative to seek the Presidency”

  1. wickle Says:

    If you’ll allow me the plug, I wrote about this same kind of idea in one of my posts:

    I think that the Republican party does take social conservatives for granted. They can put up people who can’t be trusted (the other governor) or who don’t really care (the actor) or who just plain don’t share our values (the mayor) and expect us to fall in line behind the Republican.

    I think it is very important — both morally and politically — that we stand for what we believe, and not accept the castoffs from the party.

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  3. I posted about Novak and other conservative critics l;ast night, at . I said that Novak’s tone suggested that social conservatives are so bedazzled by their issues that they can’t recognize a fiscal conservative. And, that I could be insulted if it weren’t so ridiculous. We knopw what fiscal conservatism is, but we define it by prudence, not by Narcissism. I’m not so crude as to assume that all fiscal conservatives define it so narrowly and selfishly.

    I also have often written in the past and specifically with regard to Giuliani this year, that social conservatives should deliver a clear message to the Republican Party that is it nominates Giuliani we will NOT support him, and he WILL lose. And, it will be the party’s fault for nominating an obvious loser.

    Even if I really were a fiscal liberal, and I’m not, I wouldn’t work to nominate a social conservative and fiscal liberal and expect all the fiscal conservatives to sit down and shut up…just kindly leave your votes at the ballot box. Social conservatives are the largest identifiable voting block in the country. To outright stiffarm them is amazing hubris and should be clearly made electoral suicide. If Giuliani is nominated, I will not vote for him and work and hope for him to lose, so that The Republican Party may be saved in the end. If social conservatives line up to support someone who doesn’t understand fundamental American morality, and that person WINS, Republican strategist will have no cause to pay any attention to the concerns we hold up, again.

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