Mike Huckabee lashed out at Republicans for not supporting Todd Akin. The former governor used images of a holy war in defending the Missouri Republican.
Columbia Tribune reported:
Politico has an in-depth report about the conference call Friday afternoon between former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and “hundreds of Southern Baptists” in which he invoked Old Testament imagery to explain the task facing Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and his supporters.
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In the call, he railed against the pressure being brought to bear on Akin to quit Missouri’s U.S. Senate race and compared Republican establishment to “union goons” in their treatment of vendors and consultants. Huckabee said he was personally pressured after his decision to support Akin and his decision to stay in the race against Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.
The issue was portrayed as a test of faith when Huckabee said this, Politico reported:
“‘This could be a Mount Carmel moment,’ said the former Arkansas governor, referring to the holy battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal in the book of Kings. ‘You know, you bring your gods. We’ll bring ours. We’ll see whose God answers the prayers and brings fire from heaven. That’s kind of where I’m praying: that there will be fire from heaven, and we’ll see it clearly, and everyone else will to.'”