With nearly no money in the bank, a disorganized campaign, and a weak résumé, Pastor Mike Huckabee prayed for a miracle in Iowa. He prayed that Iowa evangelicals would overlook his many weaknessses in favor of supporting a fellow evangelical with a talent for public speaking. His prayers were answered. Despite Pastor Mike's slim chances in the general election, Iowa evangelicals conspired to prop up his amateur campaign and help him vanquish Mitt Romney--the Mormon.
As I watched the Iowa caucus results rolling in, I couldn't help but wonder how Pastor Mike pulled this off. How on earth could a guy with the stench of an Amway salesman beat a candidate of Romney's caliber? But then CNN ran a shockingly telling graphic. Here are the numbers:
60% of Iowa caucus voters were evangelicals
82% of evangelicals said religious affiliation was a very important or important qualification
Mike Huckabee is an evangelical pastor
Mitt Romney is a Mormon
DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS