Iowa Pastors Against Common Core?

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, also a former GOP presidential candidate, speaks at the grand opening of his Iowa campaign headquarters June 13, 2007, in Des Moines (photo via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, also a former GOP presidential candidate, speaks at the grand opening of his Iowa campaign headquarters on June 13, 2007, in Des Moines (photo via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0)

A revealing anecdote in a WaPo story by Robert Costa on the emergent GOP presidential campaign suggests the growing importance Common Core will play 2016.

Iowa’s influential Rev. Michael Demastus of Fort Des Moines Church of Christ is not endorsing anyone yet but he has “been inundated with requests for meetings and invitations to political junkets.” For example, Gov. Bobby Jindal invited him down for a Louisiana prayer rally.  Gov. Mike Huckabee traveled with him and other religious leaders through Europe last fall.

“It was fun,” Demastus said of his swing with Huckabee,”But taking me to Europe doesn’t get you my vote. I still have questions for Mike about Common Core.”