Buzz for a Baptist

Huckabee's healthy contribution
Most of the excitement lately in the Republican race for president has been generated by Baptist minister Mike Huckabee. Huckabee’s surge in the polls seems to stem largely from the fact that he exudes one quality the other Republican candidates seem to lack—authenticity. Unlike Mitt Romney, for example, the folksy former governor of Arkansas hasn’t had to revise his views on abortion or other key moral issues in order to run. In fact, it was concern over abortion that originally induced Huckabee, former pastor and former president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, to leave ministerial life and enter politics.


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