With all due respect to Lt. Dan, one of the finest and most underrated actors of this generation, it would be a huge mistake for the GOP to embrace him (or someone like him) as a presidential racehorse. Congressman, Senator, even Governor of California is one thing, but wouldn’t conservatives lose credibility in their ongoing “experience” argument by rallying around a guy best known for working on a shrimp boat? I’m just sayin’.

Actor Gary Sinise floated as possible GOP savior

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Nicolle Wallace, a top adviser to George W. Bush and John McCain’s presidential campaign, is adding a few names to the list of Republicans who might lead the GOP out of the wilderness.

Top among them? Actor Gary Sinise.

Wallace, writing on The Daily Beast, said she first heard the idea from a fellow Republican.

“The natural strengths that an actor brings to politics would come in handy to anyone going up against Obama in 2012,” she wrote. “We will need an effective communicator who can stand toe to toe with Obama’s eloquence.”