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Huckabee angers some Catholics

Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:32pm EST
By Jim Forsyth

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Rising Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee risked his standing with Catholic voters on Sunday by courting his evangelical base at the church of a controversial preacher accused of disparaging Catholics.

There are a few remnants of anti-Catholicism among evangelical Christians in the South but the two sides have found much common political ground over the past three decades in their strident opposition to abortion and gay marriage.

But the visit to Cornerstone, pastor John Hagee's imposing "mega-church" in the Texas city of San Antonio, was fraught with political perils for Huckabee given his efforts to woo conservative Catholics.

Huckabee, a folksy former Arkansas governor and former Baptist preacher, has had a meteoric rise in opinion polls in recent weeks, largely because he has connected with t

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  • lalalala...

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  • Huckabee is a balloon waiting to pop. He's a hick that's reached the limits of the peter principle.

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  • Yukkione: "Huckabee is a balloon waiting to pop. He's a hick that's reached the limits of the peter principle."
    I don't think we need another President who originates from Arkansas. Clinton was born in Hope, AR. Guess, what, Huckabee was born in Hope, AR, as well.

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  • Hagee is a delusional fool, as are all evangelicals.

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