CNN Projects PreacherMan Republican Winner of Iowa Caucus

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Is this an indication of the deep chasm that separates Americans today?

With 86% of precincts reporting;

Mike Huckabee 34%
Mitt Romney 25% Apparently, his former prochoice and "don't ask, don't tell" positions really hurt him.
Fred Thompson 14%
John McCain 13%
Ron Paul 10%
Rudy Guiliani 4%

112,000 Republicans turned out for the Iowa caucus tonight -- less than 10% of the state's registered voters (89,000 turned out in 2000). Huckabee had fairly even support across all groups, which included evangelicals, home schoolers and other christian conservatives of all ages.

The former baptist preacher, Mike Huckabee, who is an unapologetic creationist, is the projected winner of the Iowa caucus, with Mitt Romney in a distant second place. Romney spent so much more money than Huckabee, was better organized, and spent much MUCH more time in Iowa than Huckabee, so this is a stunning loss for Romney.

The message from this? Money apparently doesn't trump evangelical christian wingnuttery. I am not sure this is comforting or not.

I am just wondering what all those celebrating evangelicals will drink at Huckabee's party? Grape juice, perhaps? Or grape Kool-aid?

After listening to Huckabee deliver his victory speech tonight, I wanted to barf. In his speech, he claimed he represents "change in this country" .. what? He represents more of the same, or likely, he represents a more extreme version of the same -- can this nation possibly withstand yet another four years of faith-based "leadership"? I can only imagine that this country will become ever closer to that portrayed in Margaret Atwood's novel, The Handmaid's Tale, if Huckabee is voted into office. And seriously, if Huckabee is voted into office, I will flee this nation and never return.

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I want to believe that such an unabashed creationist simply could not win the general election.

Really. I want to believe that.

If that is true, then the real election this year is the Democratic primary.

The last thing this country needs is another "faith-based presidency". I know it's early, but...God help us.

Also, Obama is projected to win for the dems. Is there a more Jesusy candidate for the democrats?

By Decidenator (not verified) on 03 Jan 2008 #permalink

"flee this nation and never return"??? Seriously? And go where, exactly? Where do you think is a better country at present for scientifically-minded independent women? I have looked and I have not found one.

We really do have to stand together here and fight, even if, like Hypatia, we get torn apart by the mob.

By Elizabeth (not verified) on 04 Jan 2008 #permalink

Well, I mean if he is led directly by god (like our current president, right?) then maybe all the atheists out there just need to pray....oh, damn.

Maybe we should just hope that Huckabee doesn't have a brother to help with chads in some large state...

Huckabee couldn't win a fair general election against any of the democrats. No way.

But then, the general election isn't going to be fair. After the last two elections, dirty tricks are an accepted practice now.