Huckabee: God Wants Me to Be President
God wants Mike Huckabee to be President. Is there any other way to interpret this?
STUDENT: Recent polls show you surging… What do you attribute this surge to?
HUCKABEE: There’s only one explanation for it, and it’s not a human one. It’s the same power that helped a little boy with two fish and five loaves feed a crowd of five thousand people. (Applause) That’s the only way that our campaign can be doing what it’s doing. And I’m not being facetious nor am I trying to be trite. There literally are thousands of people across this country who are praying that a little will become much, and it has. And it defies all explanation, it has confounded the pundits. And I’m enjoying every minute of them trying to figure it out, and until they look at it, from a, just experience beyond human, they’ll never figure it out. And it’s probably just as well. That’s honestly why it’s happening.
The irony is that Huckabee is saying this with sincere humility — it’s divine intervention, not the power of one mere man at work — but it’s an incredibly arrogant thing to say.
Jim Geraghty has the best line I’ve seen on this so far: “Wow. Huckabee’s been endorsed by both Chuck Norris AND Jesus Christ.”
Via Andrew Sullivan, who says, “Well: what else is he going to believe?”
UPDATE: ChubbyChaser offers the obvious retort: “I guess this means Huckabee thinks his supporters in New Hampshire are really sh–ty at praying, since he’s in fourth place there with single-digit poll numbers. Either that or the Granite State’s recently-installed God Blocker 9000 (TM) anti-divinity force-field is working quite well.”