Does believing in evolution doom you as a Republican running for
Jon Huntsman got out of the Republican presidential contest a few days ago but I am now just getting to writing about it. But, I have a couple of things to say. It is most unfortunate that a candidate who believes in not just the threat of man made climate change, but evolution,, has no traction in the Republican party. The Republican party has become the party of theocracy. It literally is, as the saying goes, God's Own Party, or GOP. Mr. Huntsman didn't try to win favor with anti-gay bigots. He didn't compare two men having sex with someone having sex with a dog (as Rick Santorum, obviously in the closet) has done. He didn't run a commercial, such as Rick Perry did, decrying the fact that gays dare be in the military. Huntsman was the candidate for voters who didn't want to elect a theocrat in chief, if they voted Republican.
The fact is it is very sad that believing in evolution (which wasn't even controversial in science during the time of Abraham Lincoln) can almost doom a candidate. After all, if a politican believes that Flinstones is not just a cartoon but a documentary, he or she shouldn't be our nation's chief policy maker.
Lastly, would be president Rick Perry stated that the nation of Turkey is runned by Islamic terrorists. What a moron. Turkey is actually a major ally in the region who has helped us in fighting Islamic terrorists. Could the party that is in charge be more secular? Yes, but so could the Republican party and in fact, from what I know of Turkish Politics, they are actually more supportative of religion/state separation than is the Republic party. Someone like Perry as president is going to drive away any potential ally in the Middle East. He is going to alientate even moderate Muslims. He would be a complete joke as president.