July 02, 2008

The evangelical outreach to McCain that never was

Remember that story over at HotAir today about evangelical Christians warming to McCain?  Well, there's a catch:

The group also agreed to sign a letter urging the McCain campaign to consider Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and Southern Baptist minister, as his vice presidential choice, said another participant, Phil Burress. Burress, who heads an Ohio group that helped pass an anti-gay marriage measure in that state in 2004, was among a group of conservative Christian leaders who met with McCain last week.

Burress characterized the Huckabee overture as a "suggestion, not a demand."

"This is a man you don't threaten," Burress said of McCain. "His principles are his principles. The last thing you want to do is try to force him to do something he doesn't want to do because he'd probably do the opposite."

Burress said that while Huckabee is a favorite of Christian conservatives, the most important thing is that McCain's running mate be "pro-life and pro-family." Huckabee isn't a favorite of all evangelical leaders, either; some dislike his populist message, emphasis on the environment and economic positions.

However, we must realize that to some people Mike Huckabee is the only politician in America who is pro-life and pro-family. 

Exit question:  Shouldn't Burress have asked Carol Sue Sheilds about Mike Huckabee being a pro-life, pro-family politician?

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July 01, 2008

See, Wesley Clark is on message

Let it not be said that he hasn't learned how to successfully resolve an embarrassing situation (emphasis mine):

Clark added, "I’m very sorry that this has distracted from the message of patriotism that Sen. Obama wants to put out, but I want to make very clear that as a Democrat and as a former Army officer, I fully respect Sen. McCain and all others who’ve served."
Well that sounds familiar, now doesn't it?  Would it be fair to say that Gen. Clark probably didn't write that statement himself?

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