Wow, Huckabee's fundraising totals are really bad (via kos). Only $300,000 cash on hand.
Mr. Huckabee said his collections so far are enough to finance a shoestring campaign with a dozen staffers that is focused intensively on the early 2008 contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. "We’re running a very spartan operation," Mr Huckabee said. He acknowledged that upcoming Republican presidential debates beginning in May and this summer’s Iowa "straw poll" would be critical in determining his viability in the race, but expressed satisfaction with the response he’s getting from campaign audiences thus far. "I’m coming away from events with people signing on the dotted line" to offer support, the former governor explained.As Markos notes, the NRSC might try to encourage him to pull the plug sooner rather than later, if they think they can get him into the race against Pryor.
"If we get to the point where we can’t buy the plane ticket to Des Moines," he added, "I’d say, 'Pull the plug and put this thing to bed.'"