The one certain thing we know from the 2004 US Presidential election, is in 2008 there will be a new Republican candidate for President (we can assume they will not repeal the 22nd amendment for George W).
The line up of potential candidates, at this stage, looks to be one of the strongest in a generation. No chance of a Mondale or a Dukakis. The potentials are:
* Senator John McCain (who I actually backed last time)
* Governor Jeb Bush
* Secretary Tom Ridge
* Senator Bill Frist (Majority Leader)
* Mayor Rudy Giuliani
* Governor George Pataki
* Condoleezza Rice
* Governor Bill Owens
* Governor Haley Barbour
I wonder if one can place bets this far out?