The Invisible Primary, 8/11

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took a shot at Sarah Palin's claim that President Obama's health reform effort could lead to a "death panel"; the former political director for the Iowa GOP ranked Mike Huckabee as the top contender in the 2012 Iowa Republican caucus; Huckabee claimed that disruptions at town-hall meetings have been caused by "organized supporters of the Democrats," while Haley Barbour said events have gotten rowdy because "people do not understand why this is being crammed down their throat without getting their questions answered."