Prognosticating so much fun so here is my dark horse pick, not necessarily to win the nomination but to be a viable candidate.... Joe Lieberman running for the republican nomination. Folks have already banter about Palin, Romney and Jindal for 2012/16. I predict Joe throws his hat in too. First I predict Joe will be caucusing republican this year. Joe Lieberman is insisting he be welcomed back into the Democratic party and be awarded a powerful chairmanship in the senate. Very few democrats are willing to award him that much power after his active campaigning for McCain. Had he done something similar to what Powell did voice his opinion and discuss it once, then sure no problem. But Joe spoke at the Republican National Convention. He actively campaigned and was a potential running mate for McCain. This is too much for most democrats. If he want to caucus with the dems great. But he is not getting a major leadership post. To wit, I expect the republican party desperate for votes so they can pull off an occasional filibuster will offer to him a position of ranking minority member on a powerful committee. This will of course get Joe invited to every political talk show. With the republican party absent any other national recognized spokesman other than a defeated old man that will not run again and the governor of Alaska, Joe will quickly become the face of the party, while insisting he still a democrat at heart. He will steal a line from Reagan and say he didn't leave the democratic party the democratic party left him. This will result in him getting a decent following among many independents, democrats that feel Obama is going to far, and moderate republicans. My dark horse prediction is Joe Lieberman runs for republican president in 2012 or 2016! You heard it here first.