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Sunday, March 27, 2011

The moral majority returns

Posted By on Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 6:36 AM

Why does a day not pass without an overheated utterance from Mike Huckabee on the evils of homosexuality, Islam or abortion?

Because first stop in the Republican presidential nominating process is Iowa. There, the economy, income disparity and lack of health insurance are of seemingly little concern to the evangelical political extremists who control the caucus and who poured out in church buses to the 2008 Republican straw poll to lift Huckabee to eventual victory. The United States may be moving decisively toward an accepting attitude toward union of gay couples. Iowa evangelical Republicans are still intent on removing from office any judge who thinks the U.S. Constitution's equal protection promise covers gay people.

The New York Times writes today about the resurgence of social issue voters in Iowa — war and troubled economy be damned. Between developments such as these, favorable polling and President Obama's wobbly image, I still lean toward believing Huck gets in — late. Michele Bachmann, an Iowa native, creates an immediate problem, though. She could split the Huckster's religious base in Iowa.

More here from Washington Post on the church ladies of Iowa.

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