Apparently, in an effort to underscore his hubristic hissy fits over John McCain, James Dobson of Focus on the Family, has now endorsed Mike Huckabee for president. As Commentary Magazine notes (http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/rubin/2382), the endorsement is basically meaningless in terms of Huckabee winning the GOP nomination. In my view, Dobson has always been having a tempestuous love affair with himself and has an ego that knows no bounds. He surely does not follow the example of Christ in his treatment of vast numbers of groups and people. Here are some highlights:
Focus on the Family’s James Dobson has decided to endorse Mike Huckabee in a truly senseless gesture, the timing of which can only be compared to the Battle of New Orleans. (Didn’t he hear the war is over?) Just to be clear: Huckabee has 196 delegates of a required 1191. There are approximately 1165 delegates (actually fewer since California and Illinois delegates are not yet fully allocated) still outstanding. (Huckabee is not likely to get more than 85% of the remaining delegates, you think?) Coming after McCain’s remarkably successful CPAC speech and just before President Bush’s expected nod to the new nominee, the decision to endorse a man perhaps even less beloved than McCain among the conservative base will, I think, be largely ignored, if not mocked. (The anti-Coulter chorus is growing so he will have stiff competition in the voting for “least sensible conservative in a comedy” category.)
As with the anti-McCain talk show hatred-fest, the decision reveals far more about the intentions and priorities of the aggrieved McCain opponent than of the relative merits of either Huckabee or McCain.