(CNN) - Recent polls show he is among the early frontrunners for the 2012 GOP presidential bid, but when it comes to fundraising this year, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee trails well behind his chief rivals.
The former Republican presidential candidate e-mailed supporters Thursday night announcing he has raised a little over $300,000 in the first six months of the year, a cash haul that is only about 20 percent of the $1.6 million former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took in the same period.
It's also about a third of what former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has raised since January. Her political action committee, SarahPAC, reported raising $730,000 through July 1, but a spokeswoman for Palin said the Alaska Republican took in an additional $200,000 in the early days of July after announcing she was stepping down as governor.
Several recent surveys - including one from CNN/Opinion Research Corp. – show Huckabee is roughly tied with Palin and Romney in an early assessment of where the 2012 Republican presidential race stands.
Huckabee needs to call it quits, he's made a fool out of himself.
Doesn't matter, all three will be losers.
Huckabee, Palin and Romney are a lost cause. Colin Powell needs to reclaim the Republican Party.
The worse the economy gets, the better Obama will look. Nothing in Obama's plan for the US is good for the economy so he needs to start attacking Romney now if he wants to have a shot at being re-elected.
The GOP is in deep trouble if this is the best they can do. LOL
none of them predicted the economic collapse-
Ron Paul did- because he actually understands history and economics.
i will register independent and vote for the constitution- what will you vote for? more hope?
Huckabee, Palin, 2012 wink wink, pray pray a winning combo.
So ol fire and brimstone Mike is in a 3-way tie for last place. Seem appropriate to me. God bless.
Time will tell.
Wow,what a choice,the three stooges.
Guess it's down to Romney and T-Paw, at least for now. A dummy and a hardcore evangelical might appeal to the base, but no one else. Too bad Romney and Pawlenty are about as exciting as a sack of rocks.
The Hillbilly, the Robot, and the Alaska Loon. Which ever one bubbles to the top will be showered with cash from Big Oil and Big Banking. Go Sarah! We need a quitter in front of the GOP.
No chance in 2012!
Pretty Boy, Saturday Night At The Dirt Track and Gomer Pyle. These people are from " The Party Of Lincoln " ? Oh, my God.
Romney revealed, recently, that he can reap the benefits of bein' a reasonable repub. Pawlenty, on the other hand, pursues a path of pugnacity while attackin' the Dems just for the sake of polarizin. Palin and Huckabee are, probably, non-entities, in our opinion.
All three, esp. Palin, need to be sent off to outter space never to return. The GOP doesnt stand a chance in 2012.
The Repubican Party needs new blood if they want to win. They couldn't beat Obama before what makes them think they can do it next time around. I am extremely disappointed in Obama and would like to see him out but the 3 candidates would not be my choice.
I can't wait till Palin run's in 2012!!! I can't wait too see the same members of the GOP who prasied her, bash her!! It's gonna be great!!
Thats why the Republicans cant get anything done its all about 2012! Forget about what Americans are going through now .
Sarah will most likely take that money and run with it. She skipped out of speaking at the Regan Libary deal. So that much more for her self.
Can't wait till 2012..... any one of these true Americans will be a million times better than the left-wing pandering socialist we have now.
Romney is the GOP BO, and Huckabee is inconsequential.
Sarah Palin is the only one on the Horizon for 2012 – red, blue or purple! :)
I hppe the GOP gets behind Romney. I liked him from the start.
He has the right idea about politics and how things should be.
OMG!! Please tell me these rumors about Palin even thinking she should run for President are false. What a horrendous, scary thought!! She cares nothing for the environment, is pretty much on the stupid side of the walk, and really thinks the American people would.............wait a minute...............oops............we've elected her kind before............only they were in the "bushes"!!!!!!
I don't know why these clowns even bother.
There's no way a Republican will be elected after the way this country was trashed under Bush.