Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and surprise winner of the Republican Iowa caucus, is hitting a rough patch in the Sunshine State. Polls out this week show that Huckabee is down to fourth place among likely Republican voters in the upcoming Florida primary.
But, wait, there's more: Huckabee's campaign is running low on cash, too. Media reports published this week say that he has asked his staff to work without pay for the time being.
Coming off his Iowa win, Huckabee was supposed to be "the next big thing" in conservative Republican circles. Here in Oklahoma, polling has shown Huckabee to be the Republican front runner. But Huck has a number of serious political liabilities as a national candidate and the Republican establishment has yet to embrace his candidacy.
Despite Huck's slide in the polls, he's probably not as worried as former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has bet the farm on winning Florida. The latest poll we've seen puts Rudy in third place, well behind John McCain and Mitt Romney.
Frankly, we don't see any hope for Rudy in Florida or anywhere else. Rudy's lagging even in his home state New York. It may be time for Rudy to fold up his tent and head back home.