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Gallup: Republican VP Anybody’s Guess


A new poll shows a wide cross section of opinion…with Mike Huckabee topping the list? Is that the guy Republicans really want to be a heartbeat away from the top spot?

From Gallup:

Nomination also-rans Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney receive the most mentions when Republicans are asked whom they would most like to see as McCain’s vice presidential running mate, at 18% and 15%, respectively. It is common for candidates who come up short for the presidential nomination to be strongly considered for the vice presidential spot on the ticket, and John Edwards in 2004, George H.W. Bush in 1980, and Lyndon Johnson in 1960 are some of the former presidential candidates who accepted the vice presidential spot after losing out for the presidential nomination.

And here’s the complete list…

And so we see Condi again. I really think she could be the pick, even though that was my April Fool’s joke.

Also, interesting to see that Lieberman is so far down the list. Looks like the GOP isn’t really thinking about a bi-partisan ticket this year.

Well, maybe conservatives don’t know who they want, but a new group knows who they don’t want…

Under the rubric of an obscure PAC called Government Is Not God, a coalition of longtime Romney opponents and past supporters of Mike Huckabee have created a website and are buying print ads that resurrect the former Massachusetts governor’s past abortion and gay rights stances.

Their first ad will run this weekend in Arizona, where McCain closes out his introductory tour, and others will follow in cities McCain stops along the trail.

“If Gov. Romney is on your ticket, many social conservative voters will consider their values repudiated by the Republican Party and either stay away from the polls this November or only vote down the ticket,” warns a list of 26 conservative activists to McCain in the print ad that screams “No Mitt” in bold.

Something tells me that Huckabee isn’t gonna be the guy. He just isn’t ready, as “likable” as he may be.