8. A fresh face but too well known to be Palinized.

7. Youth and energy.

6. Looks like the paper boy who you wished your daughter would date.

5. Speaks well and sincerely.

4. Modest blue-collar origins.

3. Proven vote getter in a Democrat leaning district.

2. Can debate well and make liberals look stupid without appearing angry or mean.

1. Knows the federal budget inside and out and can explain it so grandma understands how deep is the kaa-kaa.