Here is my own list of top contenders:
- Tim Geithner, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; believed to be a Democrat.
- Larry Summers, Harvard economist, former President of Harvard University, and former U.S. Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton.
- Paul Volcker, the best Fed Chairman in history; Alan Greenspan's predecessor; appointed under Carter and reappointed under Reagan. He's the guy who ended the stagflation of the 1970s. Being a decade older than John McCain, his biggest obstacle is his age.
- Jon Corzine, Democratic Governor of New Jersey, former U.S. Senator, and former CEO of Goldman Sachs.
- Jamie Dimon, widely-respected CEO of JPMorgan; a financial contributor to many Democratic candidates.