No doubt Huckabee will raise a good bit of money from that part of the Republican base that thinks Viagra is a God-given right for men but pregnancy should be the automatic outcome of women having sex. But, as an AP headline puts it "Huckabee's 'libido' remarks could complicate GOP outreach to women." Gee, ya think? Huckabee also has a wee consistency problem here:
Funny story: in 2005, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee signed a law mandating Arkansas insurance plans provide contraception coverage, including church-affiliated organizations such as hospitals and universities.Huckabee's donors are unlikely to care about that—like Huckabee, their thinking on contraception coverage probably changed dramatically right around the time Barack Obama became president. But it's exactly the women who Republicans keep claiming they're trying to woo who might have problems with everything about this, from the Uncle Sugar-libido talk to the hypocrisy.
Nine years ago, Huckabee thought that the government should ensure that everyone had access to contraception. In fact, as the Los Angeles Times detailed in 2012, all sorts of Republicans were happily embracing contraception coverage mandates in the days of Bush and Clinton.