Mike Gallagher explains it: Read Iowa is no Florida
Gallagher’s comments about watching Huckabee on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show on election night, are remarkably revealing. Excerpted from his column, are these insights:
Leno asked Gov. Huckabee about his past career as a Baptist minister and his transition to politics. Huckabee replied that he felt it was time to “get out of the stands” and go to work on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged.
So the ministry is a job “in the stands?” Preaching the gospel and saving souls is something one does from the sidelines? And to REALLY get in the game, one becomes a governmental public servant?
Perhaps the reason so many are worried about Mike Huckabee’s current popularity is because he’s actually a guy who believes that the solution to all of our woes is the government, not churches or charities. On Jay Leno’s show, he gave us a glimpse into who he truly is, a guy who leaves the ministry (“the stands”) and wants to be part of the government because he feels that government is the answer to everything.
That’s classic liberalism.
Time will tell whether Americans will figure that out or not. But in the meantime, remember how unique Iowa really is.One tiny state does not a president make.