Posted without comment, via Politico:
TAMPA, Fla. — Mike Huckabee rallied hundreds of Southern Baptists on a conference call Friday night in support of Todd Akin, offering advice about how they can help the embattled Missouri Senate candidate stay in the race — while acknowledging Akin still may have to bow out.
“This could be a Mt. Carmel moment,” said the former Arkansas governor, referring to the holy battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal in the book of Kings. “You know, you bring your gods. We’ll bring ours. We’ll see whose God answers the prayers and brings fire from heaven. That’s kind of where I’m praying: that there will be fire from heaven, and we’ll see it clearly, and everyone else will to.”
“Obviously, Todd’s numbers have dramatically gone down,” Huckabee added during an hour-long call, which started immediately after a defiant Akin reiterated during a news conference that he’s in the race to stay. “Two things: the poll numbers need to come back up. Todd needs to show that he can still raise money. That’s a game changer. If not, then the pressure will continue. It maybe won’t be public, but the pressure will still be there for Todd to exit the race and clear the field for somebody else.”