the only tennessee republican who may run in 2012 is bob corker.
Don't count out a Bill Frist comeback. Not that he'd win, but he's interested.
Seriously? This is the first I've heard of that. Are there any news articles out there that discuss this, or is this just something you've heard on the unofficial grapevine?
There are absolutely reports of his running for governor. Also, his "VOLPAC" seems to be supporting candidates across the nation, not just in Tennessee.
I don't think he'd fare well, but I do believe he's tempted.
It wouldn't make much sense for him to run for governor in 2010, and then, the second he's been sworn into this new job, start running for president. If he runs for governor, I'd take that as an indication that he's not interested in running for president until 2016.