Best for Republicans and nation:
1. Tim Pawlenty - very low profile. not bomb thrower. yet.
2. Chris Christie - already elected in blue state. Straight talker.
3. Mitch Daniels - would actually work with Democrats
Best for Democrats (because we can defeat them easier than others)
1. Sarah Palin - not serious
2. Donald Trump- sideshow that would implode
3. Mitt Romney-flip flopper, won't inspire their base credibly
bonus: Haley Barbour - southern white male with all the stereotypes