The New York Times continues its losing streak in trying to tackle the truth. Not only do they miss the forest for the trees; they miss the trees because they’re too busy hugging them. Case in point of these moronics:
And some members of the council have raised doubts about lesser known candidates — Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas and Representative Duncan Hunter of California, who were invited to Amelia Island to address an elite audience of about 60 of its members, and Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, who spoke to the full council at its previous meeting, in October in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Although each of the three had supporters, many conservatives expressed concerns about whether any of the candidates could unify their movement or raise enough money to overtake the front-runners, several participants in the meetings said.
Anyone who raises any doubts about Brownback’s conservative credentials is certifiable. Anyone who backs Huckabee or Hunter over Brownback will find itself an ally at the Yankee Times:
Mr. Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister who was the head of the Arkansas Baptist convention before becoming governor, has the advantage of strong personal ties to many council members. Many prominent evangelical Christians consider him a friend, and he has appeared several times as a guest on Dr. Dobson’s popular Christian radio program.
In an interview, Mr. Huckabee said he believed his roots in the evangelical world helped set him apart from his rivals. “I am not going to them,” he said. “I am coming from them.” He said he did not remember speaking about his opposition to abortion or same-sex marriage, “although I am sure that I must have.” He said he emphasized education, among other issues, and talked about a continuing war “with a radical form of Islamic fascism,” which he called “a bastardization of religion.”
Those paragraphs are laughably dishonest. Huckabee hasn’t got one-tenth of Brownback’s record on either Christian conservatism or on the fight against Islamofascism. Brownback was meeting with Ahmed Shah Massoud’s representatives back when Huckabee was still lending his name to moonbat movies.
Brownback is the serious contender on the Islamofascist issues, Brownback is the serious contender on the Feminazi issues, Brownback is the serious contender on restoring faith to America’s way of life. Brownback’s Midwestern Catholicism typifies an ecumenical approach to Christianity far likelier to attract swing voters than is Huckabee’s brash hypocrisy.
I realize this is an election, not a purity contest. But my point is that Brownback could win both, hands down, over Huckabee. Brownback will secure the Christian support, Brownback will secure the nomination, Brownback will secure a lease in the White House, and then Brownback will secure America.