By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
The buzz meter on Iraq-Afghanistan war boss Gen. David Petraeus running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is redlining. Just named one of Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers," Petraeus, Whispers hears, has been selected to receive the 2010 Irving Kristol Award for public leadership from the American Enterprise Institute, and he's slated to give a lecture May 6 that center-right activists are eagerly awaiting. "He is Webster's definition of a true dark horse," says a conservative and former Bushie. Petraeus, however, hasn't expressed any interest in running against President Obama.