Credit: Matt Klitscher/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney Photo: Chris Harrison and Ben Flajnik in The Bachelorette Season 7 Finale

We’re still several weeks away from any official announcement, but many folks have already expressed their pick for the Season 16 Bachelor gig. One of the names in the mix is Season 7 runner-up and “Failed ProposerBen Flajnik.

We can’t say we’re surprised, since Ben stole everyone’s heart after his stunned finale departure. But like he said in the After the Final Rose Special, Ashley helped him get to the point where he was vulnerable and capable of expressing his emotions. So why not flex his newly developed love muscles on The Bachelor?

Ben is still “ponder”ing the idea — but when we posed the question to Wetpaint Entertainment readers, the results were overwhelmingly one-sided, with nearly 75% of you saying “Yes! He’d be great” in the mini-rosemaster role.

So chew on that, Ben. We’re rooting for your Storm Horse to find its mare.

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