Was this really a holiday week? You couldn’t tell if you are following Mike Huckabee’s marathon towards the White House. There sure was a lot going on this week other than gorging on turkey, watching football, and finding the best deals for Christmas! I have not done a good roundup in a long time. Well with how busy things have been it is about time that we go on another. There has been a lot of news this week that you may have missed (but I didn’t…I just didn’t have time to talk about it). So get that cup of coffee and let’s get to work!
There have been political, evangelical, and celebrity endorsements to Mike this week! From the Evangelical side were endorsements from Jerry Jenkins and Zig Zigler. South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis also formally endorsed Mike on Tuesday! Of course you already know that wrestling legend Ric Flair is now on the Huckabee bandwagon! Wooooooo!!
How are the polls doing? Quite well I think. As of Wednesday Mike is back into a three-way tie for 2nd place nationally (with Mitt and Fred) at 13% according to Rasmussen’s Daily GOP tracking poll. They all trail Rudy (who is down to 24%). It will be interesting to see what has changed in this poll during the Holiday break.
Also from Rasmussen is a poll in the twenty Super Duper Tuesday (February 5th) states. The poll is fascinating. The doubters are saying the Huck will be a one-state wonder and fade away. Again Rudy is in the lead but Fred and Mike are tied for 2nd at 14%! If we do our job and get Mike a fantastic showing in Iowa we can only improve that number. The social conservatives are looking at the Hawkeye State for guidance. A win or strong 2nd is crucial. That is what will seperate Mike from Mitt, John, and Fred. Of course what I really want to see is numbers in each of those 20 states. But this will do for now I suppose.
What we do have is a poll from South Carolina. Mike is now polling at 12% there. He is in 4th and in a statistical tie with Rudy for 3rd (he is at 13%). Romney and Fred are tied for 1st as of Wednesday. Both of them are polling at 21%. this is yet another poll where Mike is polling at his highest point yet. Compared to the last Rasmussen poll from The Palmetto State two months ago, Mike is up about 9% (a higher jump than anyone in this poll!). Congrats to the Ron Paul supporters reading my blog. Dr. Paul is coming in at 8% in South Carolina! which is higher than I have ever seen him in any state poll (I could be wrong).
It was also a big grassroots week! Not only were we able to achieve a $200,000+ fundraising day and raise more money online in 20 days than we did last month, we also got our act together in a few days to have a banner flown above the South Carolina/Clemson game! Earlier in the week it was announced that Mike would be attending the game and tailgating with wrestler Ric Flair. We were able to pull enough funds together to fly a banner over the festivities. Although it was not in the skies while Mike was on the ground there it was no less wonderful! You can see pictures and read about it at Huck’s Army and the blog Arkansans For Huckabee (Way to go Andrea!)
What’s up this week? Well no doubt there will be new polls to look at. the Campaign is also releasing a new ad tomorrow. The next debate, the CNN/YouTube debate is on Wednesday in Florida. We will also be trying our darndest to ger over the $2 Million dollar mark by Friday. Can we do it? Well only with you help!