"Let me clear the air about whether guys like me would only support an evangelical," Mike Huckabee said Wednesday night during his speech at the Republican National Convention. "Of the four people on the two tickets, the only self-professed evangelical is Barack Obama, and he supports changing the definition of marriage, believes that human life is disposable and expendable at any time in the womb or even beyond the womb, and tells people of faith that they must bow their knees to the god of government and violate their faith and conscience in order to comply with what he calls health care."
"Friends, I know we can do better!"
Huckabee delivered his remarks just before network TV picked up the RNC convention, but his indictment of Obama's extremism on social issues was important to forming the broad coalition needed to elect Romney.
"The attack on my Catholic brothers and sisters is an attack on me," Huckabee said. "This isn't a battle about contraceptives and Catholics, but of conscience and the Creator."
"I care far less as to where Mitt Romney takes his family to church than I do about where he takes this country."