The loons are out with their hatchets, but Mike Huckabee refuses to budge. Gotta' respect the guy:
Huckabee's in the driver's seat now and he's looking more and more like a man actually prepared to win this thing (unlike Fred Thompson). Then too you'd be an idiot to take for granted a man who had the discipline to lose a 110 pounds at one point in his life.
His past comments on AIDS were among 229 answers he offered in a questionnaire during his first run for political office. On the issue of homosexuality, Huckabee described it as “an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle.”
On Monday, Huckabee said he still stands by those remarks.
“Let’s understand what sin means,” he said. “Sin means missing the mark. Missing the mark could mean missing the mark in any area. We’ve all missed the mark.”
He described the “proper relationship” as one between a married man and woman having children.
“If we didn’t have that as the ideal, we wouldn’t have a civilization that was able to perpetuate,” he said. “So, rather than read into something incredibly out of line, just read into the fact that I believe that the ideal relationship is one man, one woman, pro-life.”
Huckabee has rapidly risen in polls lately, attracting national attention but also drawing attacks from rivals. Recent polls show Huckabee leading in Iowa, displacing former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney from the top position, and also leading in some South Carolina polls where former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was the frontrunner.