Thursday, February 7, 2008

Dobson to endorse Huckabee

My biggest question about this evangelical anointing is, “Why so late”?

It’s been clear for some time that, Bob Jones and a few other evangelical leaders’ laying on of hands aside, Mitt Romney wasn’t going anywhere with conservative evangelical voters, and that the only real options were either bless Huck or swallow hard and accept the Schmuck Talk Express™.

Dobson’s defenders might point out that he’s never before made an intra-Republican endorsement within a primary. Well, if that’s the case, then it means he’s that disliking of Big Bad John.

So, that puts me back to the original question: why this late?

In essence, Dobson has shown his political cluelessness, at least on timing and strategy issues. About a month from now, we’ll see just how politically impotent he actually is.

And THAT, in a nutshell, is why Dobson’s never done the laying on of hands inside the GOP primary races before — he’s always been afraid of the wizard’s curtain being pulled back, IMO.

Which, in turn, means Dobson is really desperate, and really does dislike Big John that much.