Opinion: Endorsement shocker: Ray Scott goes for Huckabee

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Well, this may just push Mike Huckabee over the top for the Republican presidential nomination.

Today, he acquired the endorsement of Ray Scott.

THE Ray Scott. Not some phony pretender, but the real deal. And coming the day before the Michigan Republican primary and just days before the GOP primary vote in South Carolina, it could make a real difference for the former Arkansas governor’s White House hopes.

‘I am really pumped about Huckabee’s candidacy,’ Scott said, adding, ‘I’m inspired by his message of hope and prosperity and strength. Like a friend of mine said, he’s the ‘real deal’ and I think more and more people are seeing that. I look forward to doing my part to see to it that Mike Huckabee becomes the next President of the United States.’

Getting the backing of such a well-known icon is a real...

coup for the Huckabee campaign, whose other endorsements have included noted gym equipment salesman and former pretend Texas Ranger Chuck Norris.

But Ray Scott is in another galaxy. No doubt the news of Huckabee reeling him into his camp has stunned the other campaigns and may explain both Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney withholding their campaign resources from South Carolina. What’s the point of even trying to compete there if Ray Scott is backing your opponent? Especially if Ray intends to campaign there for the Huck.

(UPDATE: It has come to the attention of Top of the Ticket that approximately 298 million Americans have no idea who Ray Scott is. Hard to believe. But he is the Bass Boss. You know, the founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, the world’s largest anglers organization that was bought out by ESPN so people could sit on their couches and watch apparent best friends sitting in a boat sipping warming beer and holding a string in the water while pretending to ignore the bugs for the camera. Anyway, Ray likes the idea of Mike as president, and Mike does too. So who can argue with that?)


-- Andrew Malcolm