A couple of recent polls shows that Mike Huckabee is both the most popular choice to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012, he also fares the best against Obama head to head. First, a Rasmussen poll showed Huckabee leading his presumptive opponents with 29%. Mitt Romney got 24% and Sarah Palin was at 18%.
Then a newer poll from Public Policy Polling showed that while all the GOP candidates would lose to Obama at the moment, Huckabee fared the best of the group, losing 47-43 with 10% undecided.Romney was next at 48-40, Palin was at 52-40. Now, bearing in mind that it is far too early for such poll results to be meaningful, it’s never too early to remind ourselves what Huckabee said during the last campaign:
“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution,” Huckabee told a Michigan audience on Monday. “But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.”
Absolutely frightening. So our leading candidates for the GOP are Huckabee, a nutball prosperity gospel preacher who wants to make the Constitution into an explicitly Christian document; Sarah Palin, a nutball Pentecostal who believes in faith healing and credits her political success to an utterly crazy African pastor who spends his time chasing witches out of villages; and Mitt Romney. A Mormon.