Deal Hudson: "Huckabee Forgets Compassionate Conservatisim"
Deal Hudson writes at InsideCatholic:
In the heat of the South Carolina primary battle, Mike Huckabee has forgotten he is the candidate of "compassionate conservatism" by signing a pledge to send all illegal aliens home. This is the kind of thing that proves that Huckabee is not the "most Catholic" of the candidates, as some people have claimed. I don't have any other nominees for the "most Catholic" crown, but Huckabee, by signing this pledge, has lost the compassionate patina that first made him so attractive. He has moved away from the Catholic principles that inform of the issue of immigration and refugees.(emphasis added)
Romney made this move weeks ago.
I do not agree with much of the the USCCB's rationale for their immigration policy, but I agree with much of the policy itself and many of the core principles behind it. (I do not agree that the economic need of immgrants trumps the right of country to keep secure borders!)
This is yet another in a series of Hudson pieces at InsideCatholic criticizing Huckabee's candidacy. Unlike a couple of the other ones, this criticism may actually hold water.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Deal Hudson: "Huckabee Can't Win a National Election"
Huckabee Fails to Attract Catholic Voters
Deal Hudson on "Mike Huckabee's Anti-Catholic Problem"
Deal Hudson Rips Evangelical Pastor (a Former Catholic) for Disparaging Sen. Brownback's Catholicism