I don't know why the Republicans didn't put Huckabee on the ticket.
Well, yes, I do... they're as spooked as the rest of us by someone who actually believes all the right-wing dogma and doesn't just give it lip-service (Romney? McCain?) in the run-up to an election.
But he has comic timing and wit that rarely shows up in career politicians. Here he is holding his own on the Daily Show:
Don't get me wrong... he's a kook, but he's a fun kook.
p.s. I recall Huckabee is also a competent bass player. Music is all about timing. I'm sure that helps.
p.p.s. I'll bet you a dollar he shows up hosting SNL sometime next season.