I'm not a big fan of Mike Huckabee, mainly because he's using religion as a political tool to get him votes. Granted, Republicans and some Democrats have been doing that for years, but since I came back to my Lutheran roots, I'm a bit more sensitive to how politicians have used religion, and Huckabee is a master at it. But, fortunately, his future as a Presidential candidate is dimming quickly.
And you can thank Stephen Colbert for it.
For those of you unfamiliar with Colbert's work, he's a comedian who has a show on Comedy Central, "The Colbert Report," where he's parodying Bill O'Reilly. For those who are in on the joke, it's hysterical. For those who aren't, it's confusing because you don't know if Colbert is being serious. (And for the record, it's not that tough to figure out if you're savvy.)
After hearing some of the clips of Huckabee on "The Colbert Report," I can't tell whether he's in on the joke. The tone of his voice suggests he's confused like he's not sure where Colbert's coming from.
What does this have to do with the White House? Plenty. There will be times when a President will deal with people who are less than honest with him or her, so it's important that the President be smart enough to figure out the truth from the lies. Granted, people can be deceived, as George W. Bush has been with Vladimir Putin in particular, but it should be a rare occurance. What does it say about Huckabee that he can't tell whether Stephen Colbert is pulling his leg?
It says to me that he's not qualified to be President.