After attending the wonderfully inclusve Obama rally last night in Virginia Beach, it is a bit disconcerting to have Mike Huckabee visit the area since his Christianist mind set immediately works divisions between citizens. What a contrast from last night!! Based on his religious views and statements on immigration, in my opinion, the Huckster would like to either exterminate or ship many of us out of the country. It is telling that Huckabee was accompanied by Mike Farris, a complete kook and Kool-Aid drinker and unsuccessful former candidate for Lieutenant Governor more than a decade ago (he lost badly at the polls because he was considered a Christian Right extremist). How men like Huckabee and Farris who condemn so many can claim they are followers of Christ baffles me. Here are some highlights from the Virginian Pilot ( http://hamptonroads.com/2008/02/huckabee-tells-supporters-virginia-beach-hes-still-race):
VIRGINIA BEACH - Mike Huckabee urged his supporters in Virginia to send a loud message to political pundits: John McCain does not have the nomination sewed up. Huckabee brought with him two Republican leaders: Mike Farris, chancellor of Patrick Henry College in Northern Virginia, and U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, who dropped out of the presidential race last month.
Huckabee repeated his position on abortion, saying he is “unalterably and absolutely pro-life.” In another indirect reference to McCain, he added, “If we get that wrong... then we will get everything else wrong.” Huckabee is the last major candidate to visit South Hampton Roads or send a surrogate. Huckabee, 52, was governor of Arkansas from 1997 to 2007. He is a former Southern Baptist minister and former president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.