That's the Republicans for you!
Liz Cheney leaves open the possibility of a Presidential run in 2012, and Mitt Romney is definitely running. Jeb Bush is a possibility too. All, of course, achieved their current status solely on the basis of their clear talents, having come to prominence from absolutely no where.
But the real key will be who Bill Kristol, Jonah Goldberg, John Podhoretz and Meghan McCain endorse.
Because it is TOTALLY about merit!