After several quarters of lacklsuter fundraising, Mike Huckabee is off to a much better start this quarter. His campaign set a goal of raising more money online in October than the $1.03 million he raised all of last quarter, and with 15 hours remaining, he seems likely to meet that goal. While this is no doubt good news for his campaign, especially as he gains hold of second place in some Iowa polls, it does not demonstrate a groundswell of grassroots support. By comparison, Ron Paul has already raised more than double than Huckabee online this month (as of this writing, Paul was at over $2.5 million).
If only Huckabee had Paul’s money, or Paul had Huckabee’s poll numbers, one of them might be a top-tier candidate.