Who knows what politics will be like by 2012, but judging by the resentment in the body politic right now—some of it, like anger over bailouts, cutting across party lines—it looks like it could be a ripe time for an independent candidacy. And a media background is not the worst basis on which to build one. (Not just for indies, either—Mike Huckabee is not on Fox because he wants to host game shows someday.) It’s reasonable that a media bigshot might be the person to try to grab free-floating voters in ’12. (Reasonable enough that Fox News chief Roger Ailes recently knocked down rumors that he was thinking about it.)