Baptists Not On Board

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  1. PastorSBC1303

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    Baptists Not on Board
    By Robert D. Novak
    Thursday, December 20, 2007; A29



    When Mike Huckabee went to Houston on Tuesday to raise funds for his fast-rising, money-starved presidential candidacy, a luncheon for the ordained Baptist minister was arranged by evangelical Christians. On hand was Judge Paul Pressler, a hero to Southern Baptist Convention reformers. But he was a nonpaying guest who supports Fred Thompson for president.

    Huckabee greeted Pressler warmly. That contrasted with Huckabee's anger two months ago when they encountered each other in California. The former governor of Arkansas took issue then with comments by Pressler, a former Texas appeals court judge, that Huckabee had been a slacker in the war against secularists within the Baptist church.

    The warmth in Texas and hostility in California reflects the dual personality of the pastor-politician who has broken out of the presidential campaign's second tier. Huckabee can come across as either a Reagan or a Nixon. More than personality explains why not all his Baptist brethren have signed on the dotted line for Huckabee. He did not join the "conservative resurgence" that successfully rebelled against liberals in the Southern Baptist Convention a generation ago.

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    Thanks for posting this. The list of conservative commentators who oppose Huckabee gets longer each day, it seems. So far, I count George Will, Robert Novak, John Fund, and Peggy Noonan.

    I do find Huckabees absence of support for the resurgence of conservativism in the SBC to be curious, at best, and perhaps worrisome. Why do you think he did not side with the conservatives?
     
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    And don't forget Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, the entire staff of National Review and most of the staff of The Wall Street Journal.

    Btw, for Huckabee to finally see how it feels to suffer for one's religious views is as ironic as it is funny. (But still wrong.)
     
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    Because he ain't one.
     
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    I am not sure. I fear it is because as someone posted around here he is more of a populist ala Bill Clinton rather than a conservative.

    The attitude that he seems to have that everyone "SBC" ought to support him because he is "SBC" is worrisome to me.

    In the end, I just have a bad feeling about him. I would really like to support him, but something just don't sit well with me and I cannot figure it all out yet.
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean....
     

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