Huckabee's shortcut to the "high road"

The Huffington Post chronicles the media's response to Huckabee's bizarre press conference behavior and analyzes the move in depth.

The Huffington Post chronicles the media's response to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's bizarre press conference behavior and analyzes the move in depth. At the conference, Huckabee announced his decision to pull an anti-Romney commercial from the Iowa airwaves an hour before its scheduled release, and then unveiled the ad, cost free, to the media, where it ended up on YouTube and where it could, according to The New York Times, receive more attention and views than in the cancelled paid spots.

Some argue that Huckabee has compromised his stated intention in pulling the ad – he did not want to make the negative atmosphere worse – by inviting a wave of negative press, while others, including PRWeek's Keith O'Brien, argue that the circumstance, attention, and online availability will outweigh the negative press that may not even affect “fence Republican/conservative voters.”

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