Mike Huckabee, covenant marriage advocate and GOP presidential wannabe just can’t get any respect, recognition in the polls (or $$$ in the coffers). He’s trying a new tactic to get on the radar — tossing down the morality gauntlet, pointing out the marital shortcomings of the current crop of candidates, and pointing out the hypocrisy of the AmTaliban for supporting the serial adulterers. Love it! (Right Wing Watch):

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, beloved by many on the Religious Right for his positions on wedge issues but  dismissed as a serious presidential candidate, has spent the last few weeks  deploying a seemingly desperate gambit aimed at undermining support for  frontrunners Rudy Giuliani and John McCain. They should “be held to a standard  of personal accountability and responsibility for their personal lives,” he said, alluding to what Vision America’s Rick Scarborough called “multiple marriages and serial adultery” among the candidates. “If Republicans in this election vote in such a way as to say a candidate’s personal life and personal  conduct in office doesn’t matter,” said Huckabee, “then a lot of Christian evangelical leaders owe Bill Clinton a public apology.”

Huck’s at 2% in the polls, so I suppose he’s got nothing to lose at this point. He made some headlines last year for this grab for fundie attention:

“We’ve seen our country go from `Leave It to Beaver’ to `Beavis and Butt-head,’ from Barney Fife to Barney Frank.”

* Religious right leader dances on the head of the divorce pin over Giuliani 

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding