Mike Huckabee notes an odd phenomenon.
"What I would like to know is why is it OK for Barack Obama to publicly invoke the name of Jesus to justify high taxes or same-sex marriage, but when I mention that my faith leads me to accept what Jesus said regarding marriage as 'a man shall leave his mother and father, and a woman shall leave her home and the two will become one flesh,' I get whacked by the press and the pundits?
I've been called a narrow-minded bigot, a homophobic hate monger, a Neanderthal, right-wing religious kook, and other things not mentionable on family television."
If you remember, Obama appealed to the golden rule when explaining his decision on gay marriage, and as CNN reported in February, the president pitched higher taxes on the rich as a Christian principle.
"For me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus's teaching that for unto whom much is given, much shall be required."
Huck's got a point -- it's a very curious dynamic, and Huck's willingness to go there shows how deeply he'd appeal to social cons as VP. Would Rob Portman ever make the same observation?