John on December 5, 2007 at 3:35 pm
The long knives are already out on this issue. Huckabee, who takes first place in a new national poll today, is already getting tired of answering questions about it:
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, a Southern Baptist preacher who has surged in Iowa with evangelical Christian support, bristled Tuesday when asked if creationism should be taught in public schools. Huckabeeâ€”who raised his hand at a debate last May when asked which candidates disbelieved the theory of evolutionâ€”asked this time why there is such a fascination with his beliefs.
“I believe God created the heavens and the Earth,” he said at a news conference with Iowa pastors who murmured, “Amen.”
“I wasn’t there when he did it, so how he did it, I don’t know,” Huckabee said.
But he expressed frustration that he is asked about it so often, arguing with the questioner that it ultimately doesn’t matter what his personal views are.
I could be wrong, but I think this makes Huck, who I like, unelectable. Too many people feel this is a weird position, sort of like Mitt’s Mormonism. It’ll be a front burner issue now that he’s a front burner candidate.