Last week, I said that Mike Huckabee is in a position to run an isolationist, nativist, populist race for President. I pointed out that, at least on the issue of immigration, one of the things that could get in the way of his doing that was his religious beliefs, which we consistent with his view on immigration.
Last year, in a lunch with reporters, he said that not only was he an open to comprehensive immigration reform, but that he thought opposition to it was based in racism and xenophobia, among other factors:
[Huckabee] said he believes opposition to comprehensive immigration reform is ‘irrational in many cases.’ And he did not discount the causative factor of racism. "If I were to say that some of it is driven by just sheer racism, I think I would be telling you the truth. I’ve had conversations with people that and it became very evident that what they really didn’t like was that people didn’t look like them, didn’t talk like them, didn’t celebrate ht [sic] holidays like they do, and they just had a problem with it.
But now it seems that Governor Reverend Huckabee wants the votes of racists and nativists. The Washington Times reports that he is now supportive of ending birthright citizenship.
" ‘I would support changing that. I think there is reason to revisit that, just because a person, through sheer chance of geography, happened to be physically here at the point of birth, doesn’t necessarily constitute citizenship,’ he said. ‘I think that’s a very reasonable thing to do, to revisit that.’ "
There is a powerful coalition of Huckabee, Ron Paul, Tom Tancredo, and Duncan Hunter supporters out there…