Three Republican Presidential Candidates Say That They Are No Dinosaurs. Or Was It, That They Don't Believe in Dinosaurs?


My able and politics-obsessed colleague Dave Weigel spent his evening blogging the Republican presidential candidates' debate last night. Weigel noted that when moderator Chris Matthews asked the candidates who didn't believe in biological evolution, Congressman Tom Tancredo raised his hand. Blogging on the fly Dave didn't get to mention that two other candidates also professed a disbelief in biological science.

So who were the other two evolution deniers? One would be Sen. Sam Brownback who has the honor of representing a state that has twice tried to ban evolution from its classrooms in recent years. The other was one-time Baptist minister and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

With candidates like these, no wonder that fewer and fewer Americans identify themselves as Republicans.