Former Fox News host and Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee announced today that he’ll make an announcement on whether he’ll run for
Pastor President of the United States in his home state on May 5th.
But make no mistake about it, if he does choose to run (which is looking highly likely), Huckabee will simply be joining an increasingly growing list of GOP candidates who have no chance at winning their own party’s nomination, let alone becoming president.
So I thought I’d back up my claim by listing a whole lot of reasons why Mike Huckabee will never become president.
Who remembers last year when he equated Democrats supporting women having access to birth control to insinuating that women couldn’t control their “libidos”? It was a statement so ridiculous that it managed to unite both Democrats and Republicans against him.
Well, if that isn’t enough, there was always that time he said that Americans should have the right to defy our Supreme Court, and our judicial system as a whole, if they don’t agree with a particular ruling. Because nothing says “I love the Constitution” quite like telling millions of Americans to ignore one of the three branches of government created by it.
Then, just a few months later, he followed that up by literally proclaiming that Americans could defy any laws that they felt were “ungodly” – even if those laws were established, and supported, by our Constitution. Again, this is a guy who’s from the party that claims it’s all about “Constitutional values” advocating for Americans to ignore laws backed by that very same Constitution.
Oh, we can’t forget when he suggested that we could solve the problem of school shootings, not with better restrictions on guns to keep them out of the hands of mentally unstable individuals, but with… prayer.
Still not convinced that he’s unfit to be president? Well, then check out one of the most ridiculous anti-gay videos I’ve ever seen, featuring none other than Mike Huckabee.
Then there was that time when he was asked how same-sex marriage had negatively impacted society in the states where it was legal – and he couldn’t name a single instance where it had.
I would be amiss if I didn’t mention comments he made recently where he claimed that liberals will not stop until all Christian churches are gone and we’ve rid the country of all religious people. Yes, because wanting gay Americans to have equal rights is exactly like trying to eradicate church and religion from this country. That’s taking hyperbole to a whole other level.
But I saved the best – and most insane – for last. Huckabee, standing on top of Mt. Carmel, professed that he was willing to stand alone and call down “fire from Heaven” to rid the country of false prophets. Basically, he would stand there and call upon God to dispose of those who don’t believe in his brand of Christianity.
Because nothing says “I’m fit to be president” quite like claiming that you believe you have the power to call down God’s wrath on those with which you disagree.
I’m still on the fence on whether or not this guy believes this gibberish or he’s just using the “blindly pander to the religious right” tactic hoping it might snag him the GOP nomination, because I don’t remember the Huckabee of a few years ago being this ridiculous.
Regardless of what it is, it’s absolutely clear that this level of absurdity has no place anywhere near the presidency. Luckily, I can almost guarantee that will never happen. Quite frankly, Mike Huckabee is utterly delusional if he actually believes that he has a shot at being elected president.
If he does decide to run again, he’ll be lucky if he makes it past Iowa.