Why do people keep making Huckabee talk about Jesus when he doesn't want to?

Mike Huckabee laments:

“I always get asked the God questions,” he said, adding that “it’s really been frustrating” that people don’t want to know more about his work as Arkansas governor.

Truly, this is baffling. I mean, the Rev. Huck has a track record as a political leader, and it’s hard to understand why people keep asking him about the God thing for no reason. It’s not like he hasn’t been pretty clear on the separation of church and state.

Huckabee…complained that he always gets “the God questions” when he’d rather be talking about public policy, and denied there’s any conflict between his faith and the right things to do as president.

I mean, I guess it’s possible that all these people with Jesus on the brain are responding to this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or this. Or comments like the one here.

Folks act like all Huckabee ever does is talk about Jesus, but he wasn’t talking about Jesus here.

Anyway, other than those few out-of-context moments, I don’t understand why people won’t let Huckabee focus on what he clearly wants to talk about: secular policy issues.

The former Baptist preacher was asked almost right off if he would be capable of making decisions in the Oval Office that might be at odds with his religion.

“There’s not this glaring conflict,” he said. “Faith helps me to understand what is right.”

See. I think that sums it up right there, don’t you?

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  2. Leftists and the media want to to paint minister candidates to look wild eyed and preoccupied…much like Carrie’s mother, in De Palma’s classic thiller. It’s crazy and unfair!

  3. Jim: Yep, we’re part of the vast left-wing conspiracy. Our most sinister weapon? We quote people.

    I know, I know, it hardly seems fair, does it?

  4. If only the fundamentalist troll population would realize that calling left-leaning democrats “leftists” wasn’t the derogatory term it is among their own circle, there might be a few less words wasted online.

    Bandwidth, people. It adds up, eventually 😉