Another way to evaluate the prospective nominees hockey-wise would be making note of each candidate's hometown team (or closest-to-home team). Let's see...
Barack Obama: Chicago Blackhawks. And on the AHL front, let's not forget our own pool of prospects, the Chicago Wolves!
Hillary Rodham Clinton: New York Rangers, New York Islanders, perhaps the Jersey Devils (proximity to NYC) and also the Buffalo Sabres (they're in her Senate constituency).
John McCain: Phoenix Coyotes.
Mitt Romney: Boston Bruins in the state he governed, Detroit Red Wings in the state where he was born.
Mike Huckabee: Arkansas doesn't have a hockey team, so I reckon the nearest one is either the Dallas Stars or the Nashville Predators.
I'll let you draw your own conclusions. My own feeling is that McCain wins this one, as the Coyotes are one of my favorite teams.