Mike Huckabee rallies Southern Baptists for Todd Akin

Wait a second, I’m a Southern Baptist and I am not rallied. My only thing is, since he is staying it makes no sense to keep bashing him.

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POLITICO TAMPA,Fla. —Mike Huckabee rallied hundreds of Southern Baptists on a conference call Friday night in support of Todd Akin,offering advice about how they can help the embattled Missouri Senate candidate stay in the race —while acknowledging Akin still may have to bow out.

“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.”

“Obviously,Todd’s numbers have dramatically gone down,” Huckabee added during an hour-long call,which started immediately after a defiant Akin reiterated during a news conference that he’s in the race to stay. “Two things: The poll numbers need to come back up. Todd needs to show that he can still raise money. That’s a game-changer. If not,then the pressure will continue. It maybe won’t be public,but the pressure will still be there for Todd to exit the race and clear the field for somebody else.”

Huckabee said he received calls from the highest levels of the Republican Party after he came out in support of Akin,who came under fire Sunday after his “legitimate rape” remarks. But Huckabee suggested the GOP establishment has begun to realize that Akin may wind up being their only hope…  Keep Reading

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