I've said this before, but I'll say it again: former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee could well be the dark horse candidate for the Republican nomination. His performance on Meet the Press today was pitch-perfect: he's got an appealing manner and a great political ear. Huckabee parried Russert's thrusts well (apparently there was a Willie Horton-type episode which will certainly get some play in the race.)
Will Huckabee win? Well, Republicans usually don't elect insurgent candidates. They'll probably go with McCain, but Huckabee will give him a scare.