If you are sick of the new requirement in the race for the White House that first a candidate must run as ‘pastor in chief”, than I suggest you read this piece. The need for the evangelicals to find one like themselves has been found in Mike Huckabee. And it smells bad. The fact that Huckabee has played to the lowest common denominator for years should concern us all. As Politico reports the news might hurt his chances at the nomination.
Besides a quarantine, Huckabee suggested that Hollywood celebrities fund AIDS research from their own pockets, rather than federal health agencies.
“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,” Huckabee wrote.
“It is difficult to understand the public policy towards. 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.”
When Huckabee wrote his answers in 1992, it was common knowledge that AIDS could not be spread by casual contact.
Also in the wide-ranging AP questionnaire in 1992, Huckabee said, “I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk.”
What a moron. And Mike, that is different from a Mormon!