Quick question: What would your reaction be if a presidential candidate stepped before an audience of millions and decreed that Americans needed to be forced at gunpoint to embrace Islam? And then, in the awkward silence that followed, he added that if elected, he would change the Constitution to align it with good ole Islamic values?
I’m not asking if you’d vote for the guy. I’m asking if you think he’d be lynched by breakfast, or if he might survive until afternoon tea.
The question isn’t hypothetical, either. Like a weed that just won’t quit, Mike Huckabee is once again up in the polls, especially among the so-called Tea Party, but also with Republicans in general. Remember his first run at the White House, when he made his position on the U.S. Constitution resoundingly clear not once, not twice, but on no less than four public occasions?
“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.”