It's early to think about 2012. Back in 06 and 07, I was hoping Mark Sanford was going to run, and look what happened to him. He became a joke.
Anyway, Politico floated this today in its "Arena" section where talking heads give their take.
I'd definitely vote for Barbour over Romney, Palin, and Huckabee. Romney won't be getting my vote at all for several reasons, not the least of which is Massachusetts care, gun grabbing, flip flops, and the way many of his national leadership trashed Palin before the election was over in 2008. Palin lost me when she quit as Alaska governor, along with the cult of personality that is so prevalent in politics these days. Huckabee's fiscal issues are my main problem.
I'd rather not see a 2008 crowd in 2012. McCain beat all of them except Palin. That says a lot right there.
I'll consider Barbour if he runs, a lot more than the 08 crowd.