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Huckabee on Mormonism: “I think it’s a religion…”

December 12, 2007

Sunday’s NYT Magazine will feature this piece on Mike Huckabee. Zev Chafets covers all aspects of Huck and what makes this piece worthwhile is that he doesnt avoid the negative parts of Huck. The best part has been grabbing media attention this afternoon and will no doubt be fodder for cable news tonight. “I asked […]

Breaking News: Christmas is Important

December 11, 2007

The Politico has this quick piece on Congressman Steve King (R-IA) proposing a resolution stating that “Christians and Christmas are important.” And people complain that this is a do-nothing Congress… Add to Favorite Articles

Video: Huckabee Mega-Church Rally

December 10, 2007

If you want to see what is driving Huck’s success among evangelicals, watch this video of a Texas mega church pastor telling his congregation to support Mike. Fast forward to about 3 min to see the endorsement. The video is part of a series of pieces on the Governor for Newsweek’s latest issue: “Holy Huckabee!” […]

This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s GOP

December 10, 2007

This piece seems to echo what Mark was saying about a seperation between Republican pundits and Republican people. John Heilemann of the New Yorker explores why Romney has faced such challenges and how this represents a change from old school(beltway) Republicans and a new direction coming from the heartland. Money quote: “In the past, of […]

Romney Reactions

December 9, 2007

It seems that reactions to Mitt Romney’s speech seem to fall into three categories. The first is positive. It comes from inside the beltway or Mormon circles; the speech was a hit. The second are the mixed results coming from the heartland; the speech will do little to sway evangelical voters. And the third, from […]

The Speech

December 6, 2007

Mitt Romney delivered his “Faith in America” speech at 10:30 this morning. Here is the video Add to Favorite Articles

JFK’s Speech, In Case You Forgot…

December 5, 2007

On the eve of Romney’s big speech the world is waiting with bated breath. How will it compare to Kennedy’s 1960 address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on the role of Catholicism? To help you analyze how well Governor Romney did or didn’t mirror Kennedy here is the full transcript of Kennedy’s speech. And […]

Romney Answers Bible Question from CNN Debate

December 4, 2007

Here is the clip of Mitt Romney on the Bible from last week’s CNN/YouTube debate. Thoughts? Add to Favorite Articles

Thompson:”The Lord is OK with me, as far as I can tell.”

December 4, 2007

Fred Thompson recently defended attacks on his faith on CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer questioned the former Senator based on comments made in David Domke’s USA Today column here. Domke’s spiritual crib sheet on the top candidates quoted James Dobson’s now infamous email. Dobson said, “He is apparently the Great Hope that burns […]

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