How bad is Huckabee? Salon.com has a piece called Huckabee: God wants us to fight global warming.
A conservative Republican and devout Christian, Huckabee believes he has a biblical responsibility to protect God's planet from climate change, even though he's not convinced that climate change is largely human-caused. But mandatory limits on greenhouse-gas emissions make him squeamish.
If he has a biblical responsiblility to protect God's planet from climate change, even though he's not convinced that climate change is largely human-caused, then isn't he trying to protect the planet from the climate changes caused by God? Even by his own mystical standard, his position is incoherent.
But that last sentence in the quote, about him being squeamish on limits on greenhouse-gas emissions, is probably enough to persuade pragmatist Republicans that he is okay. After all, he's not an extremist!
Huckabee is currently running second behind Romney in Iowa. In New Hampshire, however, he is a distant fifth, behind even Ron Paul. It will be interesting to see if the best candidate, Giuliani, survives the early states, which do not favor him.