From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Huckabee appears to suggest God, religion and the power of prayer are responsible for his surge in the polls in a YouTube video, which MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews aired this afternoon, from a speech at Liberty University.
"There's only one explanation for it, and it's not a human one," Huckabee said. "It's the same power that helped a little boy with two fish and five loaves feed a crowd of 5,000 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 who are praying that a little will become much and it has, and it defies all explanation. It has confounded the pundits, 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."