Huckabee’s Adele parody tries to call Iowa voters a thousand times

January 27, 2016

Hello, Dems, from the other side… of the aisle.

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee released a new parody campaign video Wednesday morning, riffing on the popular Adele ballad, “Hello.” The video, set to a similar tune as Adele’s hit single, is targeted at Iowa voters and weaves in local and state references into its lyrics, including Le Mars ice cream, Pizza Ranch and Amish chairs. It also incorporates plenty of jabs at Huckabee’s competition, both liberal and conservative.

The video does not, thankfully, feature Huckabee attempting to impersonate Adele himself:

“Hello? Ankeny… arctic blasts, sub-zero chills, campaigning is a dream,” croons a female singer over shots of Huckabee talking on a cell phone amid a frozen vista. “I got frostbite. Gangrene. Iowans are not for sale, they’re stubborn and picky.”

“Hello from the caucus niiiiiiiiiiight,” the song continues, “if Bernie wins I’m gonna diiiiiiiie.”

With the Iowa caucus just five days away, the Hawkeye State is showing Huckabee little love. The most recent Quinnipiac data shows just 2 percent of likely voters in Iowa would vote for Huckabee. On a national level, the former Arkansas governor trailed the other Republican candidates in the most recent Reuters poll, commanding just 2.3 percent of the poll respondents’ votes, compared to front-runner Donald Trump’s 40 percent.

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