....a litte more realistically speaking, how about Alan Grayson for president in 2012? Not that Grayson has made any statements which could be even wildly construed to indicate he has this intention, but current Beltway consensus holds that the 2012 race, like 2010, will be a referendum on the economy.
But what if the war in Afghanistan, which is now receiving its lowest public support in the latest public polling, which Barack Obama has embraced, deteriorates dramatically, requiring a delay in troop withdrawal, or worse, force another escalation?
Democratic anti-war sentiment has so far been a sleeper issue, but it wouldn't take much at this point for the faithful to turn rebellious. The early caucuses are in New Hampshire and Iowa, where anti-war sentiment runs high.
Grayson has always been careful about criticizing Obama directly. He has always argued for the most liberal positions, but in the end, has taken pragmatic positions and supported final compromise legislation, until the tax cut vote, when he joined other dissident Democrats in writing a public letter to the president and opposing the measure.
He may be out of office temporarily, but he has become a popular talking head and will keep a high public profile.......