Huckabee shows promise for 2012 in Rasmussen Poll
Will Christians vote for their Economy or their Faith in 2012?
Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is on Republican voters’ wish list for the 2012 election, according to an October 19 Rasmussen poll. Huckabee carried 44 percent of the telephone survey respondents with Mitt Romney at 39 percent. Where were these voters in 2008? Why was the prospect so gloomy that these men had to leave the race early?
How did Mike Huckabee—an avid, kind, fun-loving and sincere Christian—lose the 2008 primaries so quickly when many now see him as a viable 2012 contender? But the biggest question is, will Christians still trust their pocketbooks more than their God in 2012?
In this reporter’s church experience over 22 years, the split between Democrats and Republicans in various church denominations is nearly 50/50. They continue to vote a certain way simply because “they always have” or “their families always have.” Should this determine who the next leader of the Free World is? It doesn’t matter whether you vote Democratic, Republican or something else…just know why you’re doing it.
In 2008, a common excuse from Christians for not choosing Huckabee was “I heard he wasn’t good for taxes in Arkansas.” And from churchgoing Obama voters it was, “Well, he’ll be good for the economy. I know he’s basically pro-choice, but maybe he’ll do the right thing for pro-life once he’s there.” Both reasons depended on money.
President Obama’s intents toward “pro-life” are now quite clear. Among his appointees to high government posts are:
-Kathleen Sebelius, Director of Health and Human Services. While Governor of Kansas, Sebelius vetoed nearly every pro-life bill from 2003-2007 including a bill strengthening the ban on late-term abortion.
-Dawn Johnsen, Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel (Department of Justice), was former legal counsel for NARAL (Pro-Choice America).
-Ellen Moran, White House Communications Director, a former executive director of Emily’s List, an organization whose goal is to fund the election of only pro-choice Democratic women.
-David Hamilton, President Obama’s first federal pick for a judge (Seventh Circuit Court), whose record demonstrates a strictly anti-Bible, pro-choice stance.
The latest Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll for the President’s approval rating from various voters (not just Republican) shows President Obama’s disapproval rating at 40 percent to only 27 percent approval. This may be due to the dismal results of our desire for “Change” and the continuing economic downturn.
The bulk of companies that closed and laid off American employees did so after the election, not under President Bush. This shows such a lack of confidence in the new President that these companies couldn’t even stay open for a few months after the election to see what would happen. So much for voting our trust in the economy.
Jesus says in Matthew 6:19-20, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth…but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” and follows it closely with Matthew 6:33: “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and then all these things will be added [or given] to you.” When will we start voting like we trust God?
Mike Huckabee has gained popularity this year with his new Fox-TV show “Huckabee.” His guests include well-known political personalities, but also the few outspoken Hollywood conservatives like Chuck Norris, Jon Voigt who aren’t afraid to bring frightening but well-founded facts to the table about the new administration’s direction. Perhaps this will help at election time, if he runs.�
As for the 33 percent of undecided voters making up the huge disparity in Obama’s poll popularity, they need to start growing some conviction and know their voting reasons instead of mindlessly following a crowd at the last minute.