Huckabee Racks Up Thespian-Strongman Endorsements

Of course, fringe-right activist Janet Folger isn’t the only Mike Huckabee booster. Just days after releasing a TV ad—his first—featuring Chuck Norris, the Republican presidential candidate announced an endorsement from professional wrestler Ric Flair, otherwise known as “The Nature Boy”:

Former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee announced today the endorsement of professional wrestling legend “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, the former 16-time World Heavyweight Champion known worldwide for his “stylin’ and profilin'” personality and his signature “Whooooooo” with which he ends interviews. …

“It’s a tremendous honor to offer my support to such an outstanding leader as Mike Huckabee” Flair said.  “His authentic conservative qualifications and level of executive leadership experience are unmatched by his opponents.  And like I always say, to be the man, you’ve got to beat the man and Mike Huckabee is the man.  Whoooooooo!”

Perhaps Huckabee is seeking to bolster his foreign policy credentials, given Flair’s experience fighting “The Iron Sheik.” Or maybe Huckabee is trying to counter the efforts by the Club for Growth to paint him as an economic populist:

In other entertainment news, Huckabee also garnered endorsements from motivational speaker Zig Ziglar and “Left Behind” co-author (and former “Gil Thorpe” writer) Jerry Jenkins.