Huckabee struggles to reclaim old niche in GOP presidential field

This year, the pro-life community is eyeing a number of candidates who carry its message.

“Mike Huckabee is a great, great candidate and a great guy, but especially with all the candidate running this year it is going to be hard anyone of them to coalesce the social conservatives,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee.

In last week’s kick-off GOP debate, Mr. Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida thrilled pro-life advocates by vowing to oppose abortion even in cases of rape and incest.

Mr. Huckabee, trying to carve out political space, took it a step further, saying the next president should “invoke the Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution now that we clearly know that that baby inside the mother’s womb is a person at the moment of conception.”