Acceptable Republican Presidential candidates

Now that the election is over, we need to have serious conversations about the 2012 presidential candidates. We need to vet them within our own Conservative networks and get on the same page so that another Rino doesn’t slip in like last time.

Here is my top six list of acceptable Republican candidates (in order of preference) based on how I feel they would best represent our Conservative interests:

1. Herman Cain (happy to see he’s not on the Democrat or media’s radar yet)
2. Marco Rubio
3. Sarah Palin
4. Fred Thompson

5. Jim DeMint
6. Mike Pence

My maybe’s include: Tim Pawlenty, John Thune and Rick Perry.

My definite no’s include: Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul

Please post your picks. I am curious where everyone’s head is at regarding this subject.