Wow... made me listen

No matter what party you favor in the upcoming Presidential primaries, or what you believe personally, I think you can appreciate someone standing behind his beliefs. I, for one, was compelled to listen. And, I'm going to be taking a closer look at Mike Huckabee because of this video. (Thanks to Blakems for sending me the link.)


The Duck said...

Hmm, I've been lurking on here for a while, but I need to comment again. I definitely do not share Mr. Huckabee's beliefs, but I do agree with one thing, which is why are they asking such a question of a presidential candidate to begin with? I respect his firm stance on it, but I'm cynical and can't help but think that it's easy for a republican to say those things when they know that by doing so they'll earn respect and possibly votes from the majority of their constituency.

Mostly I just don't believe that God should play a role in determining our president. I know the argument could be that someone who believes in God would be more ethical/caring or something, but I don't buy that. People are people. What are his viewpoints on the topics that actually affect my life?

BBLogan said...

yeah... I totally agree. While I do believe in God, I don't think knowing a candidate's stance on evolution is on the top of the list of things we need to uncover to made an election choice.

The main reason I posted the vid, was that Huckabee didn't dance. He called out the reporter on the inappropriateness of the question, stated an answer, restated his answer and didn't apologize for his personal beliefs... and he did it in a respectful manner. Just thought that it was kind of refreshing for a politician type.

As someone who's not a party-liner, it made me want to take a look. Maybe he's more of a Remocrat? or a Demopublican? Heh.

The Duck said...

That's cool. So we basically agree. I do like the manner in which he answered the question. I especially like that he did actually answer it, which seems to be something most politicians don't know how to do, especially during a "debate".