I've given the whole immigration thing a lot of thought because I phylosophically oppose any "amnesty" for illegals. But realistically, Huckabee's plan will just maintain the status quo. Sounds good in theory, but we can't find and deport them now
. Why would that suddenly change with legislation? It won't. They would stay in hiding like they are now. At least McCain's plan would get some funds from them, give us better ways to deport those with no plan to give anything back to this country and the crminal element, and get the employers to treat them better than chattle.
As for Huckabee not being anti-gay, I think him saying that people with AIDS should be isolated (even after the fed. govt. said it couldn't be spread by casual contact), that “civilization” may not survive if “what marriage and family means” is “rewritten” to allow gay marriage, per his interview with GQ magazine
, and not quite (according to him) equating homosexuality with bestiality, pedophilia and necrophilia is pretty telling. It doesn't stop at being anti-gay-marriage. As a Baptist minister, he has every right to believe that and preach it, no matter how much I disagree with it. As a public representative, let alone POTUS, I don't want those kinds of views in a position of power as that is discriminating against a large portion of the population.
I am glad too that Mitt dropped out. He was too...slimey...for my liking. And he had done some MAJOR flip flopping to suit his target audience, which made me wonder about his true positions, if he had any.