Though Donald Trump receives roughly 9000% of the media coverage, there are several other candidates still vying for the GOP's presidential nomination.
One of them is former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, and while even the most conservative Republicans seem to have come to terms with the fact that the Huckster wouldn't stand a chance in a general election, he's hanging in there like a....
Well, homespun analogies about stubborn tenacity are more his department.
Anyway, when Huckabee's not mocking transgender people, he's hitching his wagon to big, bright conservative stars in hopes that he can feast on some of the popularity crumbs they leave behind.
Last month, Huckabee and Kim Davis were BFFs. Prior to that, Huckabee was one of the first politicians to sing the praises the Duggars as pristine models of integrity and family values.
Obviously, this was long before the world learned that Josh Duggar molested his sisters and cheated on his wife with several prostitutes. Whoops.
Other politicos such as Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz had the sense to distance themselves from the Duggar clan, but in another display of willful persistence (A hound dog with a ham bone? We got nothing...) Huckabee is sticking right by the 19 Kids and Counting clan.
Well, most of the 19 Kids and Counting clan:
“I’m not going to defend anything of Josh. Nothing to defend,” Huckabee said in a recent interview. “But I don’t think you can disparage the entire family because one of the members did some pretty bad things.
"Out of 19 kids, as far as we know, 18 turned out pretty darn well. That’s a pretty good percentage.”
Of course, six of the kids aren't even in their teens yet, so it might it be a bit early to assess how they "turned out," but with his willingness to declare victory about a decade or so prematurely, Huckabee is proving that he may have the makings of a Republican president after all.
He might as well put on a flight-suit and stand in front of the "Duggar compound" in Arkansas with a "Mission Accomplished" banner behind him.