This article in The Good News, a south Florida Christian monthly newspaper, highlights the attention that Gov. Huckabee has been drawing lately. Below is an excerpt:
“The biggest political event of the 2007 calendar year gave former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney victory, but the biggest winner may well be” Huckabee, wrote Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza, in an entry on the newspaper’s political blog about the straw poll.
“Mike Huckabee sucked all the oxygen out of the event with his stunning second-place win,” wrote veteran Iowa political reporter Beverly Davis, on The Huffington Post blog site.
Perhaps more importantly, Huckabee far bested his closest second-tier opponent, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback. Brownback has been a favorite of many social conservatives.
“Huckabee may be the one Republican candidate who has the ability to create a new coalition of Christian backers holding traditional Christian conservatives who care most about abortion and gay marriage while bringing in the new breed of evangelical who is increasingly concerned about social-justice issues,” wrote David Kuo, the former No. 2 official in the White House’s faith-based office, in his Beliefnet blog.