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Huckwatching the Bailout

BY Zephyr Teachout | Friday, September 26 2008

No, I am still not tired of Huckwatching (during the primaries, I made Mike Huckabee's website my personal beat). I am increasingly convinced he's running for President in 2012 if Obama is in office.

For those of you not on Huckabee's email list, he's been apoplectic about the proposed bailout. His most recent email ended (I include the weird garbled code I get from it in my email account):

"I can't tell you how disappointed and disgusted I am with this news. Like most Americans I have no idea what this & quot ; Sweetheart&quot ; deal will consist of, but I do know that forcing the American people to accept the secretive work of Washington politicians is just plain wrong. Now more than ever, I need you financial help to fight back against the inside the beltway gang. Please make the largest contribution that you can afford today. The battle begins now.God BlessMike Huckabee"

According to him, he's gotten 300 new HuckPac contributors in the last few days. You can read his blog post here. As far as I can tell from looking at traffic overviews, he's not making much of an impact right now, but I still think he's interesting to watch, and he's clearly tapping into the anti-Wall Street wing of the republican party.

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