The former Governor of Arkansas and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was
also a presidential candidate in 2008.
In November 2007,
invited Mike Huckabee to share his Christian testimony by
answering these questions.
On November 27, 2007, Mike Huckabee's Director of Policy replied:
"I am Governor Huckabee's Director of Policy, and I have
never seen your questionnaire until tonight. Please advise how you have
contacted our campaign before, specifically who and when, inviting us to respond
to your questionnaire."
Director of Policy
Huckabee for President
Despite the ensuing communication, Mike Huckabee, an ordained preacher, did not
share his testimony as Christian. Instead, he repeated our
question #15 about Mormonism
to a New York Times Magazine reporter a few days later, setting off a
Mike Huckabee's tax record is not an issue with us. Neither is the premature
parole of Wayne Dumont. Despite the gravity of the consequences, it was an
error, which we all make, and one that he is unlikely to repeat.
Our ratings reflect two weaknesses in Mike Huckabee's candidacy: his lack of foreign
policy experience and the emerging
discrepancy between the bar he has set for himself as a
Christian candidate and
his actions to reach it.
In his first television ad, Governor Huckabee declared,
doesn't just influence me. It really defines me. I don't have to wake up every
day wondering what do I need to believe. Let us never sacrifice our principles
for anybody's politics. Not now, not ever."
As an ordained pastor for twelve years, Mike Huckabee
has God-given knowledge, which comes with responsibility. Is this former pastor
ducking reporters' requests for opinion on
Mormonism and our requests
for his Christian testimony because he
doesn't have a testimony and doesn't know
about the blasphemies of the Mormon cult,
or because he wants to broaden his appeal beyond the
Christian vote? If the latter, isn't he sacrificing his principles for
Mike Huckabee also has said, "I'm
not just saying something that a focus group gave me or a room full of
consultants handed me in the form of a script and said, 'Hey, if you want to be
president, go out and say this stuff.'"
As his campaign gains momentum, money and "professionals" pour in, we fear this
is precisely what is happening to his candidacy. Instead of
putting God first and
trusting in His sovereignty over even election results, we fear Mike Huckabee will increasingly turn to consultants and focus groups
for what to say... as well as what not to say.
Mike Huckabee's candidacy rating has been lowered to a C+.
Click here for the reason.