How Each GOP Presidential Hopeful Is Vulnerable
Aaron Blake in the Washington Post runs down each of the so-far-mentioned Republican presidential hopefuls and what the vulnerabilities are. Just a sampling:
Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana:
Earlier this year, Daniels suggested to the Weekly Standard that the next president “would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues.” How’s that going to play among anti-abortion rights voters in Iowa? Daniels remains suspect to many social conservatives.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee:
…he’s still not being given much of a chance by smart political observers, mostly because he hasn’t corrected his major flaw from 2008 — his lack of a strong campaign operation. Part of that problem is because Huckabee isn’t well-liked among establishment Republicans, and part of it is because it didn’t seem like he was all that keen on running again.
Short-term former Governor Sarah Palin:
Running a presidential campaign takes a lot of leadership, political know-how and qualified staff. Basically nobody in Republican politics thinks the former Alaska governor has any of the three.
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