There are some obvious choices in the Destined For Political Stardom category. Instead of the obvious, however, I'm going with a wild card pick: a person who may not become a political star for years to come.
They'll salute the troops, march in the parades, celebrate the returning heroes, and call for larding more billions into the Pentagon. But a small jobs programs for veterans in need of work? Not this year, not before the election.
People are becoming more engaged and involved across the board, and that bodes well for all of us. We must continue to forge a new direction for America in 2012, and hold our representatives in government accountable for their (in)actions.