Politico leads its website this morning with the news that some top Republicans think Gen. David Petraeus or former congressman/MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough would make good presidential candidates for their party in 2012. And the story says those Republicans are optimistic about the GOP's chances of winning back the White House.
Now, because it's never too early to speculate about politics, let's run through the names of those mentioned by Politico and other news outlets as possible 2012 GOP presidential contenders. Which would you favor as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee?
"Morning Joe" Scarborough by the way, says he isn't considering a run for the White House in 2012: