Does Huckabee Have a Chance?

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. Dan Drezner thinks about 2016 as a “foreign policy” election.

2. Seth Masket on partisan polarization and congressional candidates at Mischiefs of Faction.

3. Andrew Sprung over at Kevin Drum’s place write about who benefits -- directly and indirectly -- from Obamacare.

4. Pat Toomey is blocking a judicial nominee supported by … Pat Toomey. HuffPost’s Jennifer Bendery tries to explain.

5. The Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein makes the case that Mike Huckabee is going nowhere this time. The real story here: Huckabee has utterly failed to patch things up with economic conservatives, which probably means I’ve overrated his chances.

6. While Sarah Posner discusses “what made his political resumé unique and potentially attractive: not the preacher Huckabee, but the pastor Huckabee.”

7. Ed Kilgore on what Ben Carson is saying.

8. Leah Libresco at 538 asks: How many anti-Muslim groups are there in the U.S.?

9. Here at View, Kavitha Davidson isn’t impressed with Alex Rodriguez’s credentials as a villain. Yup.

10. And especially for Plain Blog veterans: Huge, huge voting news out of Rhode Island. Doug Chapin reports.

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