Another Reason I Don’t Heart Huckabee
Because you just get the feeling the Mike Huckabee is just the another hypocrite:
Mike Huckabee last year accepted $52,000 in speaking fees from a bio-tech giant that wants to research human embryonic stem cells, a non-profit working to expand access to the morning after pill and a group pushing to study whether tightening gun control laws will reduce violence.
Huckabee opposes embryonic stem cell research, emergency contraception and stricter gun laws – all of which rank high on the list of deal-breakers for many of the religious conservatives whose support he’s ridden to the top of the Republican presidential field.
Now a Huckabee spokesman does bring up a fair point:
Huckabee “isn’t afraid to speak to people who don’t agree with his message or personal philosophy,” said his spokeswoman Kirsten Fedewa.
But this is not just speaking to people who are on the other side; I mean, I do that all the time. Huckabee took their money. Which is ultimately his business. But I have a hard, hard time taking him seriously when he takes that much cash from organizations whose ideas he says he is intrinsically opposed to, while at the same time basing his evangelical appeal on his opposition to those issues. It really leads more credence to the fact that Huckabee is the leading liberal in the race for President, but shielding his liberalism in the clothing of Evangelicalism.
Realistically, I don’t care who Huckabee takes money from in this regard; he is getting a fee for providing a service. But I’m not running for President on an allegedly Evangelical platform, either….