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I'll miss the Huck. He's the only one of the GOP hopefuls with any Elvis in him. Mikey plays a decent rock and roll base, and has a winning sense of humor. But, below his charming patina of folksy wit and good fellowship lies a dangerous, dyed in the wool theocrat.

Case in point. Huckabee once joked that he answers to "two Janets"- his wife, Janet Huckabee and Janet Porter, the onetime co-chair of his Faith and Values Coalition. Porter, whom Huckabee calls his "prophetic voice," warned that Democrats want to throw Christians in jail for practicing their faith, attributed Haiti's high poverty rate to their dedication to Satan, suggested that gay marriage caused Noah's Flood and revealed that Barack Obama is a Soviet secret agent, groomed since birth to destroy the United States from within. Nuf said?

Mike put Porter on a short list of evangelicals, including Tim LaHaye, who made his rise possible. Perhaps it was LaHaye who consoled Huckabee to sacrifice the rapture of running for the Fox bucks and lecture lucre waiting for him if he chose to join the Left Behind.

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