Long before Drudge had the headline: “NOW… WILL HE RUN FOR PRESIDENT?” I’d been wondering the same thing. More importantly, I’d been wondering ‘why not?’

For better or worse, Obama completely changed the rules by which we nominate and elect presidents. Previous generations wouldn’t have allowed Obama to even climb on the debate stage, not with so little experience under his belt and none of it executive.

In November of 2012, Brown will have 20 years of elected political experience at the local, state and federal level. Not to mention his military experience, of which Obama has none.

Brown is good looking, bright, a savvy debater, an electable moderate, and so on. He is Romney without the wishy-washy reputation.

So why not Brown next time? At the very least, shouldn’t he be ranked in the 2012 Power Rankings?