Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is channeling British singing superstar Adele in his latest effort to attract voters for the Iowa caucuses on 1 February. Huckabee's ailing campaign released a parody video of Adele's latest hit Hello on 27 January, showing the former Arkansas governor campaigning throughout the Hawkeye state.
The video, which has earned a paltry 35,165 views, features Huckabee pretending to speak on the phone with Iowans as he campaigns. A female singer croons in the background paying tribute to campaign stops such as Sioux City.
"Hello? Sioux City ... Your Woodbury Country Supper Club has quite a cute baby," the off-camera singer begins. "Try the pork chops, baked beans. Just as good as Pizza Ranch and Le Mars ice cream ..." The video moves on to Ankeny's "artic blasts" and "sub-zero chills," which the songs claims gave the White House hopeful "frostbite, gangrene." In Davenport, the campaign references the popular Iowa chain, Casey's General Store.
As expected, the parody takes aim at Democrats, claiming Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is "no different" than President Barack Obama. "Hello from the caucus night ... If Bernie wins, I'm gonna die," the song continues as images of Clinton dancing the Nae, Nae on The Ellen Show plays in the background.
"This crazy circus ... it's gone cuckoo-ca-choo. And Huckabee is the guy who's long overdue," the singer pleads. "Hello Iowa caucus night. We've called and knocked a thousand times to say this election's all gone insane. Huckabee's honest ... time to board the train today."
Huckabee's efforts may come a little too late. The latest Iowa Republican presidential caucus poll by Monmouth University reveals Huckabee has only 3% support. He fared no better in the Iowa caucus poll released by Quinnipiac University on 26 January, which showed him at only 2%.