Står Jahve bakom Huckabee?

Mike Huckabee vann republikanernas interna omröstning i Iowa. Jag har tidigare påpekat att jag ogillar denna presidentkandidat; och jag blev inte mer förtjust efter hans uttalande att han anser sin kampanjs framgångar vara prov på ett gudomligt mirakel:


There’s only one explanation for it, and it’s not a human one. It’s the same power that helped a little boy with two fish and five loaves feed a crowd of five thousand people. And that’s the only way that our campaign could be doing what it’s doing. And I’m not being facetious, nor am I trying to be trite. There literally are thousands of people across this country who are praying that a little will become much, and it has. And it defies all explanation. It has confounded the pundants, and I’m enjoying every minute of their trying to figure it out. And until they look at it from a … just experience beyond human, they’ll never figure it out. And that’s probably just as well. That’s honestly why it’s happening.”

Om han inte lyckas bli president, ska det tolkas som att Jahve ångrade sig?

Det finns, kära läsare, bisarra inslag i amerikansk politik.