Friday, January 4, 2008

Iowa Evangelicals Vote En Masse: Prop Up Pastor Mike

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



Anonymous said...

Yep. Exactly right. Too bad people will vote for religious identity over executive capability. These people really are going for a Pastor-in-Chief. Besides Huckabee's talent for public speaking, he brings nothing to the table in terms of executive cometence. Voters will get who they deserve. I just hope they don't take down Romney in the process, the most competent leader in the bunch.

Anonymous said...

Tell it like it is, baby. Well they better be careful what they ask for, they might get it. Used car salesman Huckabee