Business Insider says conservative and evangelical leaders are pushing Romney to pick the radio and television host because he would help Romney with name ID and would galvanize conservative voters.
In interviews with Business Insider, several evangelical activists and GOP operatives suggested that a Huckabee VP pick is Romney's best — and maybe only — shot at beating President Barack Obama in the fall.
“I don’t think Romney can whip Obama — the only way he can is by putting an evangelical on the ticket who can move the constituency," said David Lane, a prominent evangelical activist and conservative kingmaker. “You talk to a lot of evangelical leaders, and they think that the only way Romney can win is to put Huckabee on the ticket.”
“There may be someone else, but I don’t know of them,” Lane added.