Mike Huckabee Thrills Audience at Hispanic Conference by Asserting God’s Authority Higher Than the Supreme Court’s

Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee was back in his element on Wednesday. The man who was educated as a Baptist minister addressed a friendly audience of Evangelical Christians at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. During his speech, he affirmed that the dominion of the United States Supreme Court does not extend to the basic fundamental truths God has established. Naturally, the audience embraced his message quite warmly.

Huckabee, who is seriously considering another presidential run, has the ability to rouse an audience of believers with all the fervor he would do in a pastoral address. When it became obvious he lacked the votes to secure the GOP nomination in 2008, he still persevered claiming that he did not major in mathematics while at college, but rather that he majored in “miracles”. His base warmly embraced that message as well.

At the same time, Huckabee’s remarks, which were directed at SCOTUS over the current legal case regarding marriage equality, typifies the dilemma the GOP faces ahead of next year’s election. Garcia Dias believes that a majority of the population supports marriage equality. The RNC, which is fervently working to increase the party’s base, is keen to avoid the types of social issues and rhetoric that can prove divisive in an election. Still, Huckabee is unabashed in his belief that the nation’s ills can be traced back to what he terms is “turning away from God”.

Senator Bernie Sanders Likely to Enter the 2016 Presidential Race

Today, news reports indicated that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an Independent, will announce tomorrow that he will be a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. His entry into the race is expected to attract left-wing support.

As Flavio Maluf (facebook.com) understands, Bernie Sanders spent his childhood in Brooklyn, where his father worked as a paint salesman. His family often experienced financial challenges; in December he reported during an AP interview:”Kids in my class would have new jackets, new coats, and I would get hand-me-downs.” Today he maintains great sympathy with poor Americans, and economic equality is expected to be a pivotal issue in his presidential campaign.

Senator Sanders graduated from the University of Chicago and then, during the 1960s, moved to Vermont as part of the “back to the land” counterculture movement.

Lou D’Allesandro, a state senator from nearby New Hampshire, expects that Senator Sanders will enliven the Democratic primary race. He described the Vermont Senator as “not bashful.”

In recent years, Senator Sanders has criticized the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership for global trade extensively. He has also spoken out about issues such as climate change and economic justice.

Reportedly, Senator Sanders will announce his entry into the race tomorrow, then launch his campaign from Vermont later.