According to The American Spectator, Dr. James Dobson is making plans for a very public endorsement of Mike Huckabee. Here’s the scoop:
Dr. James Dobson . . . has apparently found his man, and according to an adviser, is ready to change the landscape of the Republican nomination race.
“He is the leader of the evangelical and social conservative movement in America, and he’s going to reassert that position and leave no doubt that he’s in charge,” says the adviser based in Colorado.
Sources close to Dobson say that within the next ten days he is coordinating an endorsement plan with the presidential campaign of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. According to a Huckabee insider in Iowa, the event would be staged in that state at a rally, followed by a bus tour across the state, and an appearance by Huckabee on Dobson’s radio show, which is heard nationally.
Dobson’s endorsement, according to the Huckabee source, could mean millions in fundraising to the campaign, allowing it to compete at the same level with the top tier candidates Huckabee has been inching toward in the polls after a series of strong debate and campaign appearances.
“It would help us get to the Thompson-McCain level if not higher,” says the source. “Dr. Dobson’s endorsement means that much.”
Even though Dobson’s people are denying the report, The American Spectator is standing by its source.
I hope it’s true.
Note that the Huckabee campaign also denies the report, and Gov. Huckabee says he has spoken to Dr. Dobson by telephone about the rumor.
Something does seem to be in the works as this all is too fishy for there to be nothing actually there. Should be a strong boost for Huckabee as it will give him a lot more name ID among the conservative bases that align so closly to his positions.
I, for one, always knew that Dobson was going to do the right thing (or at least a noble thing) in this one. I’m glad that Huckabee might get this boost…it’s just what he needs to start steam rolling into the primaries.
Thanks for the heads up!
Just the rumor will help 🙂
I can’t imagine that Dobson would endorse anyone else.
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