1) This is obviously a local network Fox affiliate. Although also owned by News Corp, the local Fox networks are entirely independent of FOX News editorially, as anyone within the WTTG Fox 5 viewing area of Washington, D.C. can attest. 2) Palin and Huckabee are both intellectually deficient. They both have some level of charisma, but only with the populist wing of the right. And they’ve essentially sold-out whatever future they might have had by opting for celebrity rather than policy. I don’t begrudge their choices. After all, I cringe at the idea of either of them appearing on any ballot ever again. Romney can be a bit flaky on principles sometimes. The healthcare plan he helped establish in Massachusetts (which, ironically, is a model for the current legislation in Congress) has been an abject failure. That would be a significant hurdle if he were to be a serious contender at any point in the future. The other hurdle Romney faces would be the unabashed bigotry from the left with regards to his religion.