This column in the Washington Blade (http://www.washingtonblade.com/2007/12-14/view/columns/11732.cfm) pretty much sums up my views on Mike Huckabee and why he must not make it to the White House. Here are some highlights:
THIS COUNTRY, AND specifically the LGBT community, does not need an Ayatollah sitting in the White House. And that’s exactly what we would get if the current flavor-of-the-week, Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas should, in comeback fashion, meander his way through the primaries to win the GOP nomination and then upset the Democratic candidate in November of 2008.We have already experienced a devastating seven years with George W. Bush at the helm, who some have dubbed the “minister-in-chief. While the federal government is technically secular, this president has seen to it that administration policies and personnel meet with the approval of the Christian conservatives who, in no small way, helped to elect him twice and embraced him as one of their own.
“I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk,” Huckabee wrote.
Here is a man who admitted on national television during one of the earlier debates that he does not believe in evolution and, therefore, by extension, science. That has to be discouraging to those who have witnessed a president since 2001 who has placed little value in science.The next president will have the opportunity to appoint two, perhaps three justices to the Supreme Court. With a Huckabee presidency, you can expect such nominees to be anti-choice and anti-gay. For it would be those positions that will have helped to elect Mike Huckabee.