Ok, remember how Huckabee was the guy without significant, crippling negatives?
Yeah, today's a new day.
In short, Huckabee aggressively pushed for the early release of a rapist who went on to rape and murder another woman. Why did he do it? Because the woman he raped was a distant cousin of Bill Clinton, and conservative activists pushed him to do it because of their foaming hatred of the Clintons.
No, really. This isn't some fantasy of the most odious Republican you can possibly imagine. This is REAL. Not some Internet bullshit about "Bush derangement". This is releasing a rapist because the victim was tied to Clinton. I honestly can't believe I'm reading this.
All of a sudden, Huckabee/Clinton becomes a foregone conclusion. Huckabee/Obama becomes pretty obvious, too, as Obama can use this to woo Clinton supporters that might be peeved he won the nod by showing his empathy towards the Clinton family.
And this is assuming that he still gets the Republican nod. I doubt it. If he did, it'd do more damage to the party than anything short of a Ron Paul nomination.
(Which, of course, isn't going to happen.)
I can see the Republicans being that stupid, but not easily.