Almost two years ago when the Obama administration was still trying to find its strategy in the Afghanistan theater, Gen. David Petraeus stood out as a leader. That’s when some began to mention him as a potential 2012 Republican candidate for president.

But now as the GOP presidential field seems to be coming together without Petraeus – is there an opening for the CIA director designate as a vice-presidential nominee? On his Wednesday show, conservative talker Hugh Hewitt posed that question to former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a 2012 GOP presidential candidate. (Tim Pawlenty debuts new word, ‘ObamneyCare’)