“It’s a tremendous honor to offer my support to such an outstanding leader as Mike Huckabee” Flair said in the statement. “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!”
The news comes as a new Washington Post-ABC News poll found Huckabee surging in Iowa, closing to within two points of frontrunner Mitt Romney. The latest poll echoes a CBS News survey in Iowa from last week that had Huckabee at 25 percent, second only to Romney’s 27 percent.
CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer said that Huckabee makes good campaign appearances and has a chance to win Iowa caucuses, one of the first contests in the nominating calendar.
“I’m still not sure he would be the favorite to get the nomination, but he’s certainly going to be a factor as we move on down the road,” Schieffer added.
After netting Walker Texas Ranger lead, martial arts star and Christian conservative Chuck Norris and gun-toting rock legend Ted Nugent, Huckabee can count Flair as his latest celebrity endorsement that is a joke to everyone except the actual fans of these celebrities.
Huckabee accepted the Norris endorsement with open arms by filming a satirical commercial with the round-house-kicking TV star.
The video, which taps into Huckabee’s use of humor in his campaign, is based on a series of Chuck Norris facts that started circulating around the Internet several years ago. The ad is one of the most popular videos currently running on YouTube.com.