Mike Huckabee apparently is betting his whole presidential stake on the fervor of a right-wing evangelical base and their fear and loathing of gay people.
Again today, on Fox News Sunday, Huckabee said the president need not follow the ruling if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down state bans on same-sex marriage.
“Presidents have understood that the Supreme Court cannot make a law, they cannot make it, the legislature has to make it, the executive branch has to sign it and enforce it,” Huckabee said. “And the notion that the Supreme Court comes up with the ruling and that automatically subjects the two other branches to following it defies everything there is about the three equal branches of government.”
“The Supreme Court is not the supreme branch,” he added. “And for God’s sake, it’s not the Supreme Being.”
Huckabee wondered what would happen if the Supreme Court ruled on “who was going to be the next president.”
Easy answer on that last one. If it’s a guy named George W. Bush and the Supreme Court orders a state to stop recounting ballots, then George W. Bush becomes president.