The crazier Donald Trump talks, the more his poll numbers go up and the more dollars he rakes in. That was obviously why Mike Huckabee decided to follow suit and spout outrageous and offensive statements. Huckabee played the crazy. Or rather, he didn’t try to hard to hide his craziness underneath a genial exterior.
But the strategy hasn’t worked.
According to The Hill, Huckabee reported a paltry $1.24 million in contributions for the last reporting period — the lowest of any candidate who appeared on the prime time GOP debates and not the so-called “kid’s table” undercard.
For comparison’s sake, the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-I) reported a $1.4 million haul in less than eight hours after the Democratic debate earlier this week.
Huckabee’s latest fundraising figures show that the ultra conservative candidate spent about $100,000 more than he brought in, leaving him with $761,000 on hand, far less than he needs to mount any type of viable challenge.