FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. Huckabee is set to announce he will seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He has an event planned for May 5 in his hometown of Hope, Ark., where former President Bill Clinton was also born. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) (AP)

This bizarre new "strip club" ad shows just how desperate Mike Huckabee is getting

"The political class dances for the donor class," Huckabee's strange "Strip Club" ad contends


Sophia Tesfaye
October 1, 2015 10:42PM (UTC)

"Anti-establishment" is all the rage in the Republican presidential primary field these days and repeat contender Mike Huckabee, not to be outdone by newcomers like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, is out with a new ad that compares Washington, D.C. to a strip club and implores supporters to "burn down the Washington political machine" in order to "win again."

The former Arkansas governor and one-time pastor released the 35-second spot titled, "Strip Club," today, tweeting "Washington = a strip club":

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“Washington. It’s a strip club,” the narrator opens to a shot of crumbled up dollar bills strewn beneath a what looks to be a strip poll. "The political class dances for the donor class, and the working class gets stuck with the tab," the gruff voice continues.

“Let’s burn down the Washington political machine and rebuild this country,” Huckabee suggests. An image of a man lighting a match is shown.

"No more leading from behind, no more losing. It's time for America to win again," Huckabee's voiceover demands as footage of him driving with a serious look on his face airs.

Here, watch the bizarre ad for yourself:

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Huckabee is currently tied for eight place with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the crowded Republican presidential primary, according to Real Clear Politics. He garners just 3 percent support nationally.

Funnily enough, Huckabee wrote this to open his Fox News op-ed column today:

A wise man once said: “What do you call a leader with no followers? Just a man out for a walk."

He concluded his column with this:

I refuse to walk my grandkids through the charred remains of a once great country.

Instead of burning this country to the ground, let’s burn down the corrupt Washington political machine and rebuild America before it’s too late.

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Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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