Dark Horse Update: Huckabee vs. Paul
I have to admit, out of all of the cool internet tricks that the campaigns have come up with this season, I think that the Paul campaign’s decision to show their fundraising in real time is probably my favorite. It’s a gutsy decision, especially since the campaign is pushing for $12 million for the fourth quarter–more than their total fundraising to date–which it will have a tough time pulling off.
Still, one interesting thing about following the website is that it truly shows the strength of Paul’s campaign versus the other Republican dark horse, Mike Huckabee. Already this quarter, the Paul campaign has raised over one million dollars–which was what Huckabee’s campaign raised the entire third quarter.
The fundraising seems to be having an impact, too. The most recent poll I could find, this Gallup poll, shows Paul running at 5%–right behind Huckabee’s 6%, and definitely Paul’s best showing yet.
Don’t get me wrong–I still think it unlikely that either Paul or Huckabee will take the nomination. But if you’re comparing strength of campaigns, Paul continues to surpass Huckabee, and I’ve no doubt that he’s probably going to hang around for a long time this season.