R.S. McCain is just back from her rally in Pennsylvania and professes himself a 2012 believer. I’m not so sure; see Noam Scheiber at TNR for why the deck is stacked against her. It’s not mission impossible — her name recognition among Republicans will be unrivaled save for Huckabee — but I think Douthat’s onto something about conservatives eventually feeling Obama envy if The One wins and is popular in office, with Jindal the obvious beneficiary.
And wouldn’t you know it, he’ll be in Iowa next month. Get ready.