It happens every four years. Sometimes, Jeb Bush comes to mind, there are folks who think you ought to be president. But Florida governors (and U.S. Senators) usually are only in the running for the number two slot.
The first Republican governor who dreamed of being vice-president was Claude Kirk. Richard Nixon had other ideas. Al Gore considered U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and picked Joe Liberman instead.
The 2012 election offers a feast of potentional Republican presidential candidates. And the next two years will be boom years for GOP operatives.
If Rick Scott is having a good run as Florida's governor, the GOP nominee and the national media will start talking about Scott being on the "short list." The short list usually contains dozens of names but Scott could be a real finalist.
Expect the first hints as soon as this summer probably by a conservative columnist.
By the summer of 2012, Scott - assuming he is not a disaster - could be getting a lot of national attention as Republicans begin to gather in Tampa for their national convention.
It all starts today in Tallahassee.