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August 29th, 2012

Huckabee Tries to Ease Concerns About Romney’s Religion (video added)

Some evangelicals are still having a hard time warming up to GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Part of the uneasiness is due to Romney’s Mormon faith. However, one of the favorites among the evangelical community tried to ease those fears during his RNC speech Wednesday night.

2008 Iowa Caucus winner Mike Huckabee told delegates that he is more concerned with where Mitt Romney will take this country than where he takes his family to church.

“Let me clear the air about whether guys like me would only support an evangelical. Of the four people on the two tickets, the only self-professed evangelical is Barack Obama, and he supports changing the definition of marriage, believes that human life is disposable and expendable at any time in the womb or even beyond the womb, and tells people of faith that they must bow their knees to the god of government and violate their faith and conscience in order to comply with what he calls health care.

Friends, I know we can do better!

The attack on my Catholic brothers and sisters is an attack on me. The Democrats have brought back the old dance the “Limbo” to see how low they can go in attempting to limit our ability to practice our faith.

This isn’t a battle about contraceptives and Catholics, but of conscience and the Creator. I care far less as to where Mitt Romney takes his family to church than I do about where he takes this country.

Joe Biden said, “Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” Well, in the Senate, Joe’s party hasn’t produced a budget in three years. What does that say about their values?”

Bitter rivals during the 2008 campaign, Huckabee is a full-throated supporter of the Romney/Ryan ticket. When the former Arkansas governor launched his nationally syndicated radio program in April, his first guest was Mitt Romney. The coziness between the two comes as a surprise to many observers of the Republican presidential primary four years ago.

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