The Real Huck

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Huckwalking.jpgJim Wallis looks for Mike Huckabee to step up as the leader of a new, more enlightened engaged evangelicalism. As noted in this place earlier, I’m a bit of a skeptic on that proposition. The question to be answered is whether the real Huck is the pre- or the post-New Hampshire Primary Huck. Pre-, as on display in this Reuters article, is what one might call the “broad church” Huck. Post-, it was narrow church all the way. For my money, the issue turns on whether he wants to be a player in the GOP or a player in evangelical public life. Those are, these days, no longer exactly the same thing.