Preacher man talking on TV, putting down the rock and roll

The Iowa caucuses are imperfect but useful indicators of which candidates will be nominated to represent their political parties. As of this writing, in the Republican pool, Mike Huckabee is leading the pool by 39%. The closest contender to the Repblican nomination is Mitt Romney at 17%.

Yeah, that’s just what the US needs right now. A [redacted] conservative southern Baptist minister to run the country. Why does every country on the planet want to push religious ideologues to public power? Separation of church and state; first amendment! Come on, Iowa, you ain’t Iran!

In 1992, AP asked Huckabee a bunch of questions about AIDS research, and he wrote: “If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague… It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents.” You have to remember that in 1992, the world was well aware that AIDS is not spread by casual contact.

My source: Fox News, no less. On the plus side, it looks like they’re going to make Obama the Democratic nominee.

Okay, I’m done.

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