Novak argues that since prominent Southern Baptists aren't (yet) supporting Huckabee, he has a problem.
Aside from the fact that Novak is wrong, wrong, wrong in his belief that there were seriously that many theological liberals in the convention (and that Huckabee was ever on their side - hello? All evidence suggests that he was more of a moderate, but clearly Novak only talked to the kind of Baptists who refer to all moderates pejoratively.) and that the Arkansas State Baptist Convention could ever have seriously been referred to as "liberal," it's an interesting argument. However, I don't believe that most Southern Baptists in the pews really care who gets Paul Pressler's endorsement, and that most of them are going to like Huckabee's pro-life, pro-death penalty stances. If it comes down to a choice between a Mormon, a northeastern moderate Republican, and Huckabee, they're going to go with Huckabee. If they vote at all.