NPR: Huckabee’s Bible Lessons Often Missed

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National Public Radio took a look at whether people are able to translate GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s religious lingo on Friday evening’s “All Things Considered.” Barbara Bradley Hagerty asked people along Washington’s National Mall about segments of his Super Tuesday victory speech and found that many didn’t get references like “Sometimes, one small smooth […]

  • Prisca

    I think that’s the point, though. Huckabee wants to appeal to his perceived base with those references. They are often mundane enough to just sound poetic to anyone not steeped in biblical tradition. That way he scores points with his target audience for staying true to his religious background while not sounding too ‘scary’ to the biblically illiterate. I also suspect he simply can’t help himself!