You’re not likely to read very many political posts here in the coming months. I pretty much hate politics, especially the false connection that Christians make between the process and implementation of politics, and the process and implementation of Kingdom building. I think Peggy Noonan deftly and expertly exposes this issue in writing on why Huckabee was and is so compelling to folks in Iowa and beyond.
What we have learned about Mr. Huckabee the past few months is that he’s an ace entertainer with a warm, witty and compelling persona. He won with no money and little formal organization, with an evangelical network, with a folksy manner, and with the best guileless pose in modern politics. From the mail I have received the past month after criticizing him in this space, I would say his great power, the thing really pushing his supporters, is that they believe that what ails America and threatens its continued existence is not economic collapse or jihad, it is our culture (emphasis mine).
They have been bruised and offended by the rigid, almost militant secularism and multiculturalism of the public schools; they reject those schools’ squalor, in all senses of the word. They believe in God and . . . . . . .
To read the rest of the story (and you really should; it could spawn some good conversation not directly related to elections and politics per se) head over here to the WSJ. Perhaps this underlying reason could explain the curious endorsement of Mormon Romney by Fundamentalist Bob Jones III. ??????