The AP has a fairly nice article up about Mike Huckabee.
An old friend of ours, GOP consultant (and NH resident) David Carney is quoted:
In the GOP contest, Giuliani, McCain and Romney have more money, superior campaign organizations and better marks in popularity polls. Yet conservatives who are critical primary voters view all as flawed.We agree with David that Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich are dragging down Huckabee's poll numbers (and fundraising ability).
"Huckabee comes across credible. He's an articulate conservative. But, so far, he is a victim of the money game," said David Carney, a Republican operative in New Hampshire. "Another problem he has is a Newt and a Fred out there."That's a reference to ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson. Both are polling far ahead of Huckabee as they simply consider candidacies.
Even though that fact makes us want to laugh out loud with disgust.
Fred Thompson is a Hollywood actor who, at best, was a mediocre and lazy U.S. Senator who hasn't seen the campaign trail since 1842.
Newt Gingrich is a whip smart wonk who took on Bill Clinton over Impeachment, lost, and who now has higher national negatives than Hillary Clinton.
The Grand Old Party has got to get a grip. This isn't 1980. The Cold War is over. The world has changed. Substantially.
Take another look at Mike Huckabee. And then take another.