The Huckster in the Fox house: May 5, the second Man from Hope | Arkansas Blog

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Huckster in the Fox house: May 5, the second Man from Hope

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 1:39 PM

A nation turns its lonely eyes to Fox News tonight at 5 p.m. for the Bret Baier program and news from Mike Huckabee, who once lived off taxpayers here, but took himself in more prosperous times o income tax-free Florida.

I expect he's still running for president. I can't decide if Fox's participation in the hype means he has the Murdoch/Ailes stamp of approval or if the relative dead zone of 5 p.m. Friday is a counter-indication of Fox enthusiasm.

With no TV show, a coming end to his radio show and only $7.95 monthly subscriptions to his "exclusive" e-mail thoughts going these days, the Huck needs something else to keep him occupied. I'm confident his years of experience at the tradecraft will present ways to put his family and entourage on a payroll somewhere in the campaign period, however long it lasts.

UPDATE: People for the American Way has compiled a list of Huckabee's Five Worst Moments to welcome him to the race. Five worst? These are pretty good (bad). But there's so much material. The Banana Republic comic book compiled in one campaign against him remains a treasure.

NPR also posts five things to know about Huckabee. That first item, about how he ran marathons, doesn't include the rest of the fitness story.

AND THIS JUST IN: Still your beating hearts. Tonight is only an announcement of when he's going to announce whether he's going to announce.

UPDATE THE LAST: Huck said he'd announced his plans May 5 in his hometown of Hope. Probably not at the old Clinton homestead.

Tags: ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Saturday's open line

    Got any thoughts? Put them here.
    • May 21, 2016
  • Sabin's subterfuge in the race for mayor has roots in rigged city government

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that an ethics complaint has been filed saying that the exploratory committee Rep. Warwick Sabin created to prepare for a run for Little Rock mayor was a subterfuge to avoid the city ordinance that doesn't allow campaign fundraising to begin until five months before the November 2018 election.Of course it is.
    • Aug 10, 2017
  • Civil War over in Fort Smith; lawyer strikes his Rebel mascot battle tent

    KSFM reports that Joey McCutchen, the lawyer who's been trying to restart the Civil War in Fort Smith over the School Board's decision to drop the Rebel mascot and related trappingsfor Southside High School, is dropping his School Board takeover campaign.
    • May 27, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Campus carry rules approved

    • Yee haw. Arkinsaws back to its Deliverance roots thanks to our 18th century legislators. Yee…

    • on December 17, 2017
  • Re: Campus carry rules approved

    • Are yall kidding me, just having a gun in close proximity to dumb butt freshmen…

    • on December 17, 2017
  • Re: The Truth is Out There Open Line

    • Multisylble is a multisylble word .

    • on December 17, 2017



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation