When Americans have to pay $60 to fill their cars up with gas, they usually aren’t going to vote for the incumbent president. And yet, who is there to run against him?
Mitt Romney? Newt Gingrich? Donald Trump? I can’t see Christian conservatives rallying behind any of those guys.
Ron Paul, the libertarian?
Mitch Daniels, who is calling for a truce on cultural issues to focus exclusively on the economy?
Sarah Palin, who for better or worse has been turned into a punchline?
Mike Huckabee, who may be happier as a pundit on Fox News?
Rick Santorum or Tim Pawlenty, but are they too obscure to win?
And do any of these individuals have the gravitas to seem presidential enough (which I’m convinced is a major factor in this era of image over substance) to compete successfully against the actual president?
Are there any potential candidates who might ride in on a dark horse to win this thing?