Huckabee’s new ad is an extended parody of Adele’s “Hello” with the candidate trudging through the snows of Iowa. The morose lyrics include this cry for help:
Campaigning is a dream
I got frostbite
As an attempt to win political converts, this ad is very strange since it makes no real case for Huckabee. As a musical parody, it is strictly B-minus material, not even on the level of Weird Al Yankovich. Neither political advocacy nor parody, the ad can only be seen as a gesture of defiance. Huckabee, who is at 2.3 percent in the national polls, is basically saying his campaign is such a meaningless farce that all he can offer is a completely sad and senseless ad.