This sort of news from the Huckabee campaign makes me think he might want to consider going back to doing radio. What's going on is:
Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign is slashing salaries for senior campaign staff in the wake of poor polling and difficulty fundraising, sources told Politico on Thursday.Take a look at the GOP Iowa spread, and you can not think that by February 1st, with what Huckabee has on hand, he's going to do much to break what looks like a toss-up between Cruz and Trump. Then he goes on to New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada and Super Tuesday.
Campaign officials said the austerity measures will help redirect more funds toward evangelical-heavy Iowa, where Huckabee, a former pastor, won the 2008 Republican caucuses.
The salary reductions took place over the last few weeks, amid the abrupt departure of communications director Alice Stewart.
He's got to make absolutely absurd gains to get there. He isn't going to make them in New Hampshire, and even if he figures out a way to score points in South Carolina, it isn't enough to encourage donors through Super Tuesday.
I totally had Santorum as next on the drop-dead rota, but I don't even know if he has staff to cut the salaries of anymore. I don't know what he's running on. Hope that at least he's doing better than that bastard Pataki? (I know why Senator Graham is in, I think. Keeping it real, FWIW.)
Anyhow, I call Huckabee sensible enough to creep out of the race before massive campaign debts accrue. That's the best I'll say for him.