Huckabee: Don't Rule Me Out for Pres. for Being an 'Unapologetic Believer'
Can a religious man win the presidency?
That’s a question that Bill O’Reilly asked Mike Huckabee, who recently resigned as a Fox News host because he is mulling a run for president.
“Some of your policy positions are shaped by your belief that evil has to be confronted and good has to be promoted, right?” O’Reilly asked.
"I think that’s an American position.” Huckabee said. “For 10-and-a-half years, I lowered taxes, reformed education, built roads, reformed health care. I didn’t replace the Capitol dome with a steeple and trade in the legislative sessions for prayer meetings. I effectively governed. Now, am I a believer? Yeah. Am I ashamed of that? Absolutely not. But I never have suggested that the purpose for which I have ever run or would run for office is so I can impose some kind of religious dogma on anybody. I don’t think I should be disqualified for running for office because I happen to be an unapologetic believer.”
Huckabee noted that the national press doesn’t want to call Islamic jihad what it is because they don’t want to offend anyone, yet the media constantly talks about how Huckabee can’t be the president because he’s religious.
“Do you not see the irony in that?” he questioned.
Huckabee also discussed how he would fight the jihad as president.
“Well the first thing, you have to know who your enemy is, and if you don’t recognize that the nature of the enemy is religious, it’s gonna be hard to defeat him,” he said.
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