Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is one of many establishment “Republican” candidates whose presidential aspirations have been completely consumed by the meteoric political rise of Donald Trump.
When he ran in 2008, this social conservative was a factor. This time? He’s an afterthought.
Desperate to regain relevance, Huckabee’s campaign has released a new television spot in which the fiscally liberal politician compares the nation’s capital to a gentleman’s club.
“Washington – it’s a strip club. The political class dances for the donor class and the working class gets stuck with the tab,” Huckabee says in the spot.
Think that’s over the top?
As the image of a lit matchstick flickers on the screen, Huckabee adds “let’s burn down the Washington political machine.”
Take a look …
That’s tough talk. Too bad Huckabee doesn’t back it up.
According to the latest aggregate polling data from Real Clear Politics, Huckabee is currently polling at three percent nationally – well off of his March 2015 peak of 13.3 percent. Meanwhile in early-voting South Carolina – a state he nearly won eight years ago – Huckabee is also drawing only three percent, according to the Real Clear Politics polling aggregates.