The lone Republican in the race for the governor's job, McDonnell is counting on Huckabee to help him raise cash for the impending battle with the winner of the Democratic nomination. Three candidates are running for the Democratic nod: former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe of McLean, former Del. Brian J. Moran of Alexandria and state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds of Bath County.Here are a few good Huckabee quotes:
Huckabee was scheduled to appear last night at a fundraising event for McDonnell in Bristol, where the former state attorney general hoped to raise $130,000. McDonnell and Huckabee plan to be in Virginia Beach today at an event expected to raise an additional $180,000, McDonnell spokesman J. Tucker Martin said.
*"Pro-life isn't just a political ideology, it goes to the very root and core of who we are and what we think about life, and the core is that we value it."
*"I'm for keeping marriage the only way it' ever been in history; and until Moses brings two stone tablets down from Brokeback Mountain that say we've changed the rules, we're going to keep it that way."
*"...I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that's what we need to do -- to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family."
*"...you know, if anybody wants to believe they’re the descendants of a primate, they’re welcome to do it."
*"I didn’t major in math. I majored in miracles, and I still believe in them, too."
Yeah, and it would take a "miracle" - and millions of dollars - to convince Virginians that Bob McDonnell has changed from a Pat Robertson, right-wing extremist into a "moderate."