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Huckabee’s Money Woes Curtail Campaign

A chronic lack of campaign money may finally be catching up to Mike Huckabee.

After a disappointing loss to Senator John McCain in the South Carolina primary — in a state his campaign considered among the most favorable in the country for his evangelical-populist message- Mr. Huckabee has cancelled press buses or charter flights to conserve his cash. (News organizations reimburse the campaigns, but the arrangements can tie up cash and may not cover all costs if too few journalists ride.)

He has also scaled back his campaign appearances in Florida, the next Republican primary battleground and another state that his campaign once considered critical. And it will not buy any commercials there.

Mr. Huckabee told reporters Monday night that he intended to concentrate his limited resources on potentially overlooked Southern states holding primaries on Feb. 5, when about 20 states across the country go to the polls.

“I don’t want to abandon Florida yet,” Mr. Huckabee told reporters Monday on a late-night flight from Orlando to Atlanta, according to the Associated Press. “We have not come to the conclusion that Florida is out of play.”

As for the Feb. 5 contests, Mr. Huckabee said. “We don’t have enough people to try to field staff in all of these states.” He added, “So what we’ll do is put a leaner team together.”

Mr. Huckabee raised only about $2.3 million in the first three quarters of last year, less than 5 percent of what his three remaining competitors raised. He never had enough money to send advance teams to plan events or drum up crowds, nor could he afford polls, big-name political consultants, or a staff of policy advisers.

He won the Iowa Republican caucuses by relying on his quick wit, oratory and as many talk-show appearances as he could schedule. He traveled with the actor Chuck Norris and played the bass guitar with local rock bands to help attract crowds.

His Iowa victory drew more attention and several millions of dollars in new contributions, his advisers said, but he spent relatively heavily in South Carolina and his loss there has extinguished his Iowa momentum.

His pullback from Florida and the biggest Feb. 5 states is likely to remove him from serious contention for the nomination, although Mr. Huckabee said he did not believe he was out of it yet.

Still, on the flight Monday night, he acknowledged that he was contemplating how to plan for his defeat. “If the campaign doesn’t make it all the way we want to walk away completely in the black,” Mr. Huckabee said.



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I thought "god wanted him to win"?

And, he was going to pull a miracle of turning 3 loaves and 2 fishes into a feast.

Another False Prophet soon to bite the dust.

I've been telling all you whiners to keep the faith...

Later Huckafraud

The sooner he drops the better. After 2/5 it will be a 3 man race and I'm pretty confident that Insane McCain will say something crazy or have some of his traitorous past surface that hopefully will sink his ship for good. As for Romney - he has zero chance anywhere without Mormons. Maybe it shouldn't matter - maybe it should - either way - it does to a lot of people.

Vietnam Veterans against McCain have videos on youtube that need to go viral. That needs to be an issue. Most of his supporters are old veterans who fall for his war hero lie.

Did anyone see the subliminal message

Mr. Huckabee raised only about $2.3 million in the first three quarters of last year, less than 5 percent of what his three remaining competitors raised.

McCain ,The Ghoul, Romney, Paul thats four right

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" Thomas Jefferson

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" Thomas Jefferson

Rudy ISN'T a Competitor

Dr. Paul, Romney and McCain are the 3 top tier candidates now.

How??

How did we get more del. in Nevada???

more than Huckabee

Paul got 4, Huckabee got 3 (according to NPR map http://www.npr.org/templates/topics/topic.php?topicId=1102#/...)

2 down and 2 to go

Rudy doesn't count

HEHEHE

He is still looking for all of the "terrorists" 8]

This is why

Our support of Dr. Paul HAS to stay as FERVENT as it was in thje beginning. The HQ strategy has been that the others would either drop out due to loss of funds, or a closet secret exposed, or two of the contenders going at it. This leave the door wide open for Dr. Pauls message to continue to gain ground.

If we all devote ourselves to the footwork - I am so excited to see whats going to happen.

Previously known as DCALIFANO

Previously known as DCALIFANO

Even in this article, Dr. Paul is explicitly ignored

Check this paragraph:

"Mr. Huckabee raised only about $2.3 million in the first three quarters of last year, less than 5 percent of what his three remaining competitors raised. He never had enough money to send advance teams to plan events or drum up crowds, nor could he afford polls, big-name political consultants, or a staff of policy advisers."

His "three" remaining competitors. Another SOB MSM reporter. Unbelievable. Seems to me Huckleberry has FOUR remaining competitors.

It would be so wonderful to shove some victories down their throats.

we just won louisiana

there is one, and we may have gotten the most delegates in Nevada

How did we get more del. in Nevada???

Inquiring minds want to know!! :)

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