March 2008
S M T W T F S
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Categories

dallasnews.com
News Blogs

Entries tagged with ‘Huckabee’


Religion on the campaign trail — Huckabee gets off a zinger

I’d figured most of the explicit religiosity had been drained from the primaries on Super Tuesday. McCain doesn’t do much of the political faithtalk. Obama and Clinton have found ways to insert religion rhetoric into their speeches, but it’s eased…


Air hockey politics

A regular reader (one who has taken the media, including me, to task for writing off Mike Huckabee’s chances) included a link to this video in a comment regarding the James Dobson item below. But it’s too good not to…


Dobson – surprise! – endorses Huckabee

The founder of Focus on the Family, James Dobson, endorsed Mike Huckabee, the Baptist minister who has been a favorite of conservative Christian voters. This was entirely predicatable. Dobson said earlier that he’d sit out the election before he’d…


I shouldn’t forget Huckabee and Paul, even if Republican voters have

Two readers have now written, both with endearing persistence, to take issue with my earlier characterization (which was really Wayne Slater’s characterization) of the Republican presidential contest as a two-man race between John McCain and Mitt Romney. The readers note…


The Huckabee campaign and the clergy abuse scandal

So did Mike Huckabee agree to speak at a Baptist church whose former (and now deceased)pastor was accused of sexually abusing members? Here’s what the Baptist site EthicsDaily has to say: Mike Huckabee will not be speaking this weekend at…


Chuck Norris says McCain is too old to be president

The Hollywood tough guy, a Mike Huckabee supporter, said Sen. John McCain is too old to handle the pressures of the nation’s highest office. Here’s the Associated Press story. “I didn’t pick John to support because I’m just afraid that…


Huckabee tries to put context on his ‘amend the Constitution for God’ comments

Mike Huckabee stirred up some sand a couple of days ago when he suggested that the US Constitution needed a couple of amendments to put it in line with God’s laws. Comes now the, well, context if you like him…


‘Deep-fried Christ’ skit passes for humor on public radio

Our friends over at GetReligion.org have an item about a skit that aired, and caused a furor, on KCPW, the public radio station in Salt Lake City. It was on on “Fair Game,” which, as best I can tell from…


No faithtalk in New Hampshire

I’ve read the texts of the post-primary speeches in New Hampshire by Clinton, Obama, Huckabee, Edwards and McCain. And even if I used an electron microscope, I don’t think I could have found a hint of explicit religious content. Or…


What was missing from the Iowa victory speeches: Any godtalk

Mulling over the interesting results from the Iowa caucuses. I’ll leave the pure political analysis for them who who gets paid for it. (Though I’ll note that only two kinds of journalists don’t suffer for being wrong: political pundits and…


Mark DeMoss: Less talk about candidates’ faith, more about competence

Mark DeMoss is a born-again Christian, a Southern Baptist, the head of a large PR firm whose clients include many Christian organizations, and a former aide to Jerry Falwell. Among the presidential candidates, his faith background probably most closely resembles…


Huckabee’s Christmas ad draws cheers from some, consternation from others

Still more on the TV spot in which the former Arkansas governor mentions “God,” “Christ,” and “Christmas.” Joanna Weiss of The Boston Globe writes that the ad “has gained attention for what it represents: a deliberate, pointed salvo in a…


Mother Jones disses Huckabee

Not surprising. A nugget: But not too long ago, Huckabee was quite willing to be divisive. In a 1998 book decrying American culture, Huckabee was no seeker of common ground. He drew stark lines, equating environmentalists with pornographers and homosexuality…


Not everyone follows faith ‘n politics

On a day when Mitt Romney’s speech about religion fills the faithnews space, the goold folks at the Pew Research Center for People and the Press release a poll that shows many people aren’t nearly as focused on this stuff…

Other Tags

Other tags used on this blog: