A number of pressing deadlines are going to make for light blogging here over the next two weeks. My apologies. Nevertheless, I will try to post links to items I find noteworthy.
Â I have argued in the past that Mike Huckabee may be more a man of the Christian Left rather than the Christian Rightâ€”although he has been tacking hard to the right for weeks nowÂ (immigration, taxes, even backing off his federal anti-smoking stance)Â as any candidate hoping toÂ appeal toÂ a majority of Republican primary voters must do–IÂ likened his stances to those of evangelical liberal Jim Wallis.
I mention it because of this post by Ramesh Ponnuru about Wallis over at NRO. Excerpt:
Every time I read him on this subject [abortion], I get the impression that he is running for something. It’s not because his remarks don’t make logical sense. They don’t, but coherence as a thinker on any topic is not his gift. It’s because they always seem carefully evasive. His new booklooks like a rehash of his old one, plus a foreward by Jimmy Carter. Its discussion of abortion follows the same personally-opposed-plus-Bible-quotes track that he has lately traveled.