Huckabee is a Christian, and I welcome him and love him as a brother in Christ. But his politics and views are not good for the country.
His views on illegal immigration are terrible, involving the giving away of American money to people who’ve broken the law.
His views on foreign policy are immature and inane and will result in more erosion of world stability, not just American reputation. Reading his primary article outlining foreign policy, I get the feeling he considers current American foreign policy to be akin to biggest bully on the block mentality:
The United States, as the world’s only superpower, is less vulnerable to military defeat. But it is more vulnerable to the animosity of other countries. Much like a top high school student, if it is modest about its abilities and achievements, if it is generous in helping others, it is loved. But if it attempts to dominate others, it is despised.
American foreign policy needs to change its tone and attitude, open up, and reach out.
And Romney, while being vocal in pointing out the problems with Huckabee’s positions, is not the only one beating that drum.
From MyManMitt comes and extensive list of prominent conservative leaders and their qualms with Huckabee, including:
We have before us an historic election: the nation desires further change, traditional media is obviously failing in balance and importance and is taking extraordinary steps to try and reclaim their relevance.
The country has seen the change offered by the Democrats and their complete failure to implement any of that change even from a position of strength given them by the people in 2006.
Therefore we have before us a chance to elect another conservative Republican with a good chance of being able to spend 8 years enacting further meaningful and long lasting change in the Courts, in policy, in the War on Terror, and in America’s economy
The stakes are high and the cost of failure is something I will not even begin to consider.
Huckabee is not the man for the job.