Evangelical Bloggers Endorse Huckabee

Evangelical bloggers Justin Taylor, Joe Carter, and Matthew Anderson have written an official endorsement of Gov. Mike Huckabee for the 2008 GOP Presidential Candidate.

Here's the endoresment:

When it comes to politics, we three are pragmatic idealists. We are dedicated to the pursuit of noble principles and goals while never forgetting that politics is the "art of the possible." Because we are idealists we are choosing to endorse a candidate who most aligns with our principles and values and is most worthy of our sacred trust. Because we are pragmatists we are choosing to endorse the one candidate who we believe is most capable of defeating Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Because we are pragmatic idealists we are endorsing
Gov. Mike Huckabee.

For several months we have admired the scrappy campaign of Gov. Huckabee but believed it would be a wasted effort to support him with our time, energy, and finances. We bought into the notion that he could never get the GOP nomination since conservative voters would not support him. And the reason we were told conservative voters would never support him is because he could not get the nomination. To quote John Piper (from a different context), "It’s like the army being defeated because there aren’t enough troops, and the troops won’t sign up because the army’s being defeated."

We can no longer sit idly by and allow the campaign of a worthy candidate and an honorable man to flounder for lack of support.

Only after prayerfully considering the issues, the candidates, and the electoral calculus have we decided to settle on this joint endorsement. We hope that you will join us in careful deliberation of Gov. Huckabee's candidacy and that you will join us in pledging to cast a sacred vote for the office of President of the United States. Our army may go down in defeat, but it won't be because we refused to enlist in this worthy cause.

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cgl said...

I heard it said this election that the far right was not going to find a strong candidate that they agreed with so instead of being strategic about politics they were basically going to pout and lose the election on purpose in order to protest the seemingly liberal Republican candidates thereby allowing a ridiculous Democrat to take office. Shameful I think.

Ben Canfield said...

I would agree with the belief that there is no way Huckabee could be Clinton but then again I respect and admire the heart behind these guys stance. It's actually quite a challenge to my life.

Brian G. Hedges said...

I think Huckabee could beat Hillary. The bigger question is whether Huckabee can win the primaries.

And if you survey recent news sources, he's getting a fair amount of press. So, it is a possibility.