Though she likes former Fox News host Mike Huckabee, radio talk show host Laura Ingraham says he and conservative Christians like him aren't likely electable to the presidency anymore.
Society has turned more secular, Ingraham said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor."
"I think social conservatives are in a bind," she said. "For 40 years now they have wanted one thing first and foremost, which is Roe vs. Wade to be overturned. All their effort, all the great marches, it hasn't happened."
Republican presidents have promised to appoint Supreme Court justices to overturn the 1973 ruling making abortion legal nationwide, but they haven't followed through, Ingraham said. "There is some demoralization going on in the social conservative community."
Still, she said, Huckabee is a "formidable voice." But she thinks he would have been better positioned for a White House run had he spent his post-gubernatorial years serving in the U.S. Senate from Arkansas rather than as a talk-show host.
Huckabee left his weekend Fox News Channel show on Saturday to consider a run for president in 2016.
"A lot of people agree with him. We have a spiritual deficit," Ingraham said, but said she can't see a pathway to the nomination for Huckabee.
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