Still looking for a 2012 presidential candidate strong enough to take on President Obama, Republicans are buzzing about deficit-busting rookie New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. In just his first year, he's pushed through large budget cuts and barred new tax hikes. Insiders are also looking wishfully at South Carolina gubernatorial candidate and Indian-American Nikki Haley, whose win in the fall would help the party with minorities. "She could be what Sarah Palin was supposed to be," says one party insider.