The mid-terms will determine what areas of the country that need the most concentration on getting REAL conservatives to run for 2012, not just 'business-as-usual" RINO's.
There is no guarantee Sarah is or will run, even though I hope she does. She certainly has it in her power to steer the party in the direction it needs to go, if only the 'elites' would get the hell out of the way.
Her concentration now is marketing herself and her book, and supporting the candidates she believes in, and that builds the baseline for 2012. If it's not there, it does no good for her to try to run.
My money is on someone who is rarely mentioned, but has the credentials to be a good representative for true Reagan conservatives, Liz Cheney.
John Kasich is who I would support. He will win govenor of Ohio in 2010 and be positioned to be president in 2012 along with a GOP House and Senate.