How did Mike Huckabee—an avid, kind, fun-loving and sincere Christian—lose the 2008 primaries so quickly when many now see him as a viable 2012 contender? The problem comes when Christians trust their pocketbooks more than God.
In this reporter’s church experience over 22 years, the split between Democrats and Republicans in various church denominations is nearly 50/50. They continue to vote a certain way simply because “they always have” or “their families always have.” Should this determine who the next leader of the Free World is?
In 2008, the most common excuse from Christians for not choosing Huckabee was “I heard he wasn’t good for taxes in Arkansas.” And from churchgoing Obama voters it was, “Well, he’ll be good for the economy. I know he’s basically pro-choice, but maybe he’ll do the right thing for pro-life once he’s there.”
President Obama’s intents toward “pro-life” are now quite clear. Among his appointees to high government posts are:
-Kathleen Sebelius, Director of Health and Human Services. As Governor of Kansas, Sebelius vetoed pro-life bills from 2003-2007 including a bill to strengthen the ban on late-term abortion.
-Dawn Johnsen, Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel (Dept. of Justice), was former legal counsel for NARAL (now "Pro-Choice America").
-Ellen Moran, White House Communications Director, is a former executive director of Emily's List, an organization that funds and supports the election of only pro-choice Democratic women.
-David Hamilton, President Obama’s first federal pick for a judge (Seventh Circuit Court), whose record demonstrates a strictly anti-Bible, pro-choice stance.
The Oct. 21 Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll surveying various voters (not just Republicans) shows President Obama’s disapproval rating at forty percent to only 27 percent approval. This may be due to the dismal results of our desire for “Change” and the continuing economic downturn.
The bulk of companies that have closed and laid off American employees did so after the election, not under President Bush. This shows such a lack of confidence in the new President that these companies couldn’t even stay open for 3-6 months after the election to see what would happen. So much for voting our trust in the economy.
Jesus says in Matthew 6:19-20, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth…but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” (6:19-20) and follows it closely with Matthew 6:33: “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and then all these things will be added [or given] to you.” When will Christians start voting for God instead of money?
Mike Huckabee has gained popularity this year with his new Fox-TV show “Huckabee.” His guests include well-known political personalities, and the few outspoken Hollywood conservatives like Chuck Norris and Jon Voigt who aren’t afraid to bring well-founded facts to the table about the new administration’s direction. Maybe this will help him in 2012.
As for all those undecided voters making up the huge disparity in Obama’s Rasmussen Poll popularity (33% undecided), they need to start growing some conviction and know their voting reasons instead of mindlessly following a crowd at the last minute.
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