An email friend of mine advanced the notion of General Petraeus running in 2012. The man has shown himself to be incredibly competent, but I don’t know much more about him. He certainly has executive experience. My friend, who knows (or knows of him) quite well says that he has many of the virtues that would make both a good candidate and a good president. I have no knowledge of whether he wants to run, but it’s an interesting concept.
Since 2012 is coming upon us quickly (thank goodness), I was interested in your preferences and created a poll. Since I’m new to poll creating, the “none of the above” option is unanchored, and drifts, but I trust you’ll figure it out. Also, if you don’t see a potential candidate you like in my poll, leave a comment with the person’s name.