Is 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee deliberately torpedoing his own campaign? Can he really be this stupid?
Huckabee is now comparing gay marriage to incest, drug use and polygamy, according to the transcript of an interview he gave this week. Got that? Incest, raping your own child or sibling.
But now I'm confused. I thought politicians were a bunch of clever, political animals. They're supposed to get up there and pander to the crowds. Some good ol' boy from the South who's still racist knows he'd better keep it to himself. A young Democrat from New York who thinks his constituents are too dumb for democracy and that they need a socialist government to take care of them, well he'd better not say it out loud.
So what's with Huckabee? Everyone knows that the Southern Baptists are anti-gay and that Huckabee is the anti-gay king. Everyone who is on Huckabee's side on this will vote for him, even if he never says it out loud. He doesn't need to say it. We get it, we know he's anti-gay.
So why doesn't he just keep his mouth shut? I figured that a guy who'd made it as far as Huckabee must be pretty smart. He must have learned the political ropes by now, learned when to speak out and when to keep quiet.
But I finally figured it out – he was the governor of Arkansas where his church is pervasive and anti-gay views are common. Why, I'll bet he's never even been to New York or California! It's sort of like going to a foreign country and discovering that you're not supposed to pick up your fried chicken with your fingers or blow your nose into your napkin. Mike apparently never learned that lesson.
Someone needs to take Mike aside and whisper in his ear, "Hey Mike, you can't say that here! These people aren't like us ... they think the g-a-y-s are OK."