Home-schoolers propel Huckabee, 9 December 2007, Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s rise in Iowa may have been a surprise to many, but not to a tightly knit group of social conservatives with something fundamental in common.
Thousands of evangelical Christians who school their children at home have found a candidate they can support in Huckabee, and they provide the former Arkansas governor’s outsider campaign with hundreds of volunteers.
Although not monolithic, home-schooling Republicans are united by core principles, especially their rejection of public schools in favor of their own religious-based teaching.
I’m a former-Republican turned Independent, so I can no longer speak to the unanimity of homeschooling Republicans. However, I was still Republican while homeschooling, and I didn’t reject “public schools in favor of … religious-based teaching.”
Any Republicans out there who would care to comment on their political preferences?
posted by Valerie