Hot on the heels of a loudly contested (by Huckabee supporters) endorsement of Fred Thompson by the National Right to Life Committee, Mike Huckabee has landed his own endorsement from a prominent pro-life leader. (link)
Tom Glessner, head of the pro-life group National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, has given Mike Huckabee his personal endorsement. He stressed that this was not an endorsement by the group that he leads, but was personal in nature. While it has not received the same amount of press as the Thompson endorsement, this is still important for the Huckabee campaign. It gives the Governor something that he can reference while campaigning to help sway people who might be sitting on the fence.
Perhaps the most astounding thing about Mike Huckabee’s campaign is how far he has been able to come without receiving the major endorsements that many of the other candidates have received. Huckabee is proving that he truly is the candidate of the people. So far it has been the common, every day Joe, who has propelled Huckabee to where he is. This campaign is turning out to be less and less about name recognition and endorsements and more and more about who has the strongest platform and best vision for America.