Oddsmakers Like Palin, Romney for GOP in 2012

I’ll give more to Jindal than they do, but that’s just me:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the front-runner to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, according to online oddsmakers.

Despite a slew of negative press this fall about Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) running mate, online gaming site Superbook.com puts Palin’s odds at 3.5-1, the best among Republican hopefuls.

Other top GOP contenders include former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, whose odds are set at 4-1, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, at 5-1.

Former Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), who is now governor of Louisiana, has a 6-1 shot of claiming the nomination.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and former Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) are each listed at 12-1 to win the Republican nomination on Superbook.com.

Gen. David Petraeus and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani are 15-1 dark horses while Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and McCain are considered 20-1 long shots.

I’d put Jeb and McCain in the 1,000,000-1 bracket, myself. I like both men, but I think we GOPers are rather done with the Bush family for quite a while, and McCain lost, so he’s permanently damaged political goods.

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