Fineman: Huckabee using religion to undercut Romney

By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 10:30 EDT
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Chris Matthews asks Howard Fineman and Katrina Vanden Heuvel why Huckabee would advertise himself as “the Christian leader.” Fineman explains, “[Huckabee] is a very sophisticated, very shrewd political operator coming out of the Bible belt, knowing full well what he is saying in Iowa. There are a lot of Evangelical CChristians who don’t think that a Mormon is a Christian.”

Katrina Vanden Heuvel says, “He’s basically saying ‘I am the Christian and Mitt Romney is not Christian. It goes to the heart of the Constitution’s religious clause… [Huckabee] will make this Bush White House which is more cynical than messianic look like a godless White House and he is going to bring back religion in a very scary way.”, ”

This video is from MSNBC’s Hardball, broadcast on December 3, 2007.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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