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Dobson Endorses Huckabee: Why Now?

February 7th, 2008 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

James Dobson is apparently going to endorse Mike Huckabee for President.
Now that Mitt Romney is out of the race, Dobson clearly doesn't have to risk offending those near him who supported Romney (I've been told that those close to him were pulling him toward both Huckabee and Romney).

It's hard to see what Huckabee stands to gain from the endorsement now that he is all but statistically out of the race for President.  If he wins out, he could win it but it's difficult to see that happening.  Of course, even if he manages it to make it close, Dobson now stands to gain much of the credit for it.

Either way, it's a curious play this late in the primary season.

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.