A good article from a Washington Post blog. (link)
I have found that a great way to find news about Mike Huckabee’s campaign is to Google his name in the Google News section. That is how I stumbled upon a really good article that mentions a reason why Huckabee has not received the support of a prominent Republican in Iowa.
The article states an interesting fact, Bob Dole credited a large part of his win in the Iowa Caucus to an endorsement by Iowa senator Charles Grassley. Grassley’s word apparently carries a significant amount of weight in Iowa politics and an endorsement by him could put Huckabee on the path to a first place finish.
Why has he not given his endorsement to Huckabee?
According to Grassley, Huckabee lacks the funds to be competitive in a national campaign. At this post, Grassley is right. Huckabee’s lack of funds appears to be the dominant issue in people being hesitant to endorse him. This is in spite of the fact that the Governor has seen his position in the polls improving as well as an increase in fundraising. Still, Grassley has a point. For whatever reason, the dramatic increase in the polls has not translated into dramatically more funds for Huckabee. If his supporters hope to see him become the next President of the United States, they will have to step it up and give money at levels so far unseen in the Huckabee campaign thus far.
Huckabee is sitting at a place where he should be seeing his fundraising start to take dramatic leaps forward. If his supporters can provide him the funds that he needs, he will be competitive on a national level. Right now there is only one thing holding Huckabee back: money. He has growing support. He has a strong platform. He has a dedicated group of people willing to spread his message through blogs and in their social circles. The Governor just needs the money. He has come this far with so little, imagine what would happen if he had the funds he needed to be a competitive on a national level.