Seriously. Here he is with a vote-for-me-and-baby-Jesus ad — a spot that has even religious conservatives with their noses out of joint — and Huckabee defuses the tension he’s created with a joke about the White Album?
KILLER BEES: Where’s John Belushi when we need him?
Mr. Huckabee’s campaign events have become increasingly crowded and media-heavy affairs while retaining an oddly lighthearted, even campy feel. Some supporters have taken to showing up at his New Hampshire events dressed up as black and yellow Huck-a-Bees, with big twirly antennas emanating from their heads.
“What are those, reindeer horns or something?” a confused Janet Huckabee, his wife, queried a Huck-a-Bee, Adam Bungert, a student at the University of New Hampshire.
FRONT-RUNNER: Huck’s in a national tie (at 22 percent) with Giuliani in latest Reuters-Zogby.
BAD COMPANY: The Huckster raised some $202,000 in Texas yesterday, courtesy of a sleazy real estate magnate, Gene Phillips. Phillips, whose resume includes acquittal on federal racketeering charges, said he was drawn to Huck by his Christiam message. Here’s some Phillips background.
COUNTER-REVOLUTION. An Atlantic writer talks about the uprising against Mike Huckabee from the conservative echo chamber. Example: Rush Limbaugh is calling him The Huckster.