Here’s a question for Mike Huckabee: How does he NOT get in to the 2012 presidential race? The latest Gallup poll shows him as the frontrunner in the GOP Field. Read below from Politico:
Mike Huckabee is in a position most politicians would die for.
In the latest Gallup Poll released Friday, he’s the Republican leader, ahead of 16 other presidential prospects. Regardless of what’s being polled, who’s doing the polling or how the question is asked, among Republicans Huckabee typically finishes on top.
Who is best liked? Mike Huckabee.
Whom do Fox News viewers favor? Mike Huckabee.
Who does the South want to be president? Mike Huckabee.
Poll the early primary states, and the former Arkansas governor is winning. Match up any of the 2012 contenders with President Barack Obama, and Huckabee usually runs strongest.
For a potential candidate who doesn’t do a whole lot of actual campaigning — and who most insiders believe will not run for the White House — Huckabee occupies a surprisingly dominant position.
“Huckabee’s the only one of the top Republicans who has the combination of electability and base appeal it’s going to take to beat Barack Obama,” wrote Tom Jensen of the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling in January. “A lot will change over the course of 2011, but at least based on the information we have so far, Huckabee looks like the GOP’s best bet.”
There’s no single reason that explains why Huckabee polls so well, so consistently.
Look here’s the deal with Mike Huckabee. He comes across as authentic. People like that. He is funny. People like that. As a former two term governor, he is also accomplished.
The truth of the matter is as follows: If Evangelical leaders get behind him EARLY AND OFTEN this time (unlike they did in the 2008 presidential race), then he becomes even more formidable.
My sources are telling me that if he does decide to jump in, they will mobilize pretty quickly behind him. Now he just has to say yes.
How can he say no? How does he not go back and defend Iowa? We’ve heard this whole idea that he loves the money he’s making at Fox News and he wouldn’t walk away from that since he grew up dirt poor.
Umm, c’mon. The money and FOX will be there even more so if he runs and is unsuccessful. If he’s successful, then 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a pretty decent alternative to going back to his Huckabee show on the weekends.