While most of the talk about 2012 has focused on the Republican options to take down Barack Obama, there has been very little press given to options that are not as well known.
Sure, anyone and everyone can cover Sarah Palin, or Mitt Romney... as they are the top 2 favorites heading into 2012.
But there is a strong possibility that the candidate who defeats Obama will be someone who is not well known right now. Could it be Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin? Or Governor Rick Perry of Texas?
One of my most interesting moments at CPAC 2010 was when a friend of mine literally dragged me down the hall to see Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana. I didn't know much about Pence before this, but I quickly realized that he has the potential for greatness in him.
I know most of you don't have time to watch this speech, but Pence has some great lines.
"You proved Thomas Jefferson right... "the people are the ultimate guardians of their own liberty"
"When it comes to more borrowing, the answer is no!
When it comes to more spending, the answer is no!
When it comes to more bailouts, the answer is no!"
"There is nothing that ails this country that couldn't be fixed by paying more careful attention to the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America."
"To win back America, we have to offer the American people real solutions to the challenges facing this country at home and abroad."
I came away from this speech very convinced that Pence is a player in 2012 and that he has what it takes.
There are only about 10 people who can be the next President...one is Barack Obama and the other 9 are the top Republicans running for the GOP nomination.
Pence should be near the top of that list.
I would be proud to have a man like this be our next President.