David Petraeus: GOP's 2012 Dark Horse
General considered rising star by key righty pundits
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2010 9:39 PM CST
Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill, Dec. 9, 2009.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Looking for a “true dark horse” to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012? Put your money on Gen. David Petraeus, the architect of the Iraq and Afghanistan war strategies, who’s soon to receive a big award from the conservative American Enterprise Institute, Paul Bedard writes for US News & World Report’s Washington Whispers blog. And though Petraeus is said to be reluctant to oppose President Obama, a scheduled May lecture could add fuel to fire from center-rightists.