Did Mike Huckabee Really Say This?

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Here’s my take on Mike Huckabee’s recent comments on evangelical leaders over at Caffeinated Thoughts:

Buzzfeed reported on an interview that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee had with Todd Starnes on Fox News Radio.

Starnes asked him if he felt betrayed by evangelical leaders and evangelical organizations as they seem to have gravitated toward U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) or U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

How Huckabee responded is absolutely shocking.

“Well, certainly a sense of disappointment, and yet I do understand because, as I’ve often said, ‘I don’t go to them, I come from them,’ but because of that I do understand them,” Huckabee said. “A lot of them, quite frankly, I think they’re scared to death that if a guy like me got elected, I would actually do what I said I would do, and that is, I would focus on the personhood of every individual. We would abolish abortion based on the Fifth and 14th Amendment. We would ignore the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision.”

He continued stating that a Huckabee presidency would hamper their fundraising.

“A lot of these organizations wouldn’t have the ability to do urgent fundraising because if we slay the dragon, what dragon do they continue to fight? And so, for many of them, it could be a real detriment to their organization’s abilities to gin up their supporters and raise the contributions, and I know that sounds cynical but, Todd, it’s just, it is what it is,” Huckabee said.

Not only that, but apparently if we truly prayed about our decision, instead of using “secular criteria” we would choose him.

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Read the full article at Caffeinated Thoughts.

Shane Vander Hart is the online communications manager for American Principles in Action, a frequent contributor to TruthInAmericanEducation.com, and the editor of Iowa-based CaffeinatedThoughts.com.