Monday, November 19, 2007

Chuck Norris Endorses Mike Huckabee

If Governor Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign wasn't in sure dire straights, I'd almost have a hard time believing this actually happened. What does it say about campaign advertising that "HuckChuck Facts" is the most original campaign advertisement in years, despite the fact that its attempting to cash in on an internet phenomenon that's more than two years old?

5 comments:

Terry said...

For the record, I don't know what you mean by the campaign being in trouble, but Huckabee is in much, much, much better shape than he was two months ago. He's essentially tied in Iowa, and if he wins it's conceivable he could set off a chain reaction that would lead to him winning the nomination. (Not that I think he will.) If this momentum continues, he could really go somewhere.

Rich said...

So? A lot of candidates do really well in Iowa or New Hampshire and never make it past Michigan and Arizona, let alone Super Tuesday. He's doing well in Iowa, which is one of the states where he can be expected to succeed. My guess is that this advertisement is an attempt to get his name out among the cool kids on the coasts and in urban swing-states like Illinois and Ohio.

Terry said...

Rich, who are you disagreeing with, and about what? I think you're right that a surprise success in Iowa or NH rarely leads to winning the nomination (see McCain 2000, Buchanan 1996, Gephardt 1988, Hart 1984...), which is really what I think is holding Huckabee back from having a real chance. The system is too stacked towards frontrunners.

Wade Garrett said...

I don't know if he was disagreeing, so much as he was saying that its possible for Huckabee's campaign to be struggling despite the fact he's close to being tied in Iowa.

David said...

All your base are belong to 9/11.

I'm Rudy Giuliani and I 9/11 this message.