PPP says that as of this moment Mike Huckabee is the best GOP bet to beat Barack Obama. The best, mind you, not necessarily a good one. But the best.
When I go down the list, I’m inclined to agree. I don’t think Huckabee is a very strong national candidate. By rights, that should be Mitt Romney. Except that the 2012 presidential campaign will be fought over health care reform and Romney’s signature accomplishment is having passed reform in Massachusetts that was the blueprint for the one Dems passed last year. Pretty hard to head into a national campaign carrying that big a contradiction.