Warren Buffett has a dark-horse pick for Federal Reserve chairman: Ben Bernanke.
That's right, the Berkshire Hathaway(BRKA) billionaire wants the current Fed chair to remain in his job for a third term, although that seems unlikely.
"When you have a .400 hitter in the lineup you don't take him out," Buffett said in an interview on CNBC, noting he doesn't have a second choice for the job.
Bernanke's second term expires at the end of January and he has kept mum about his plans for the future. In a press conference Wednesday, Bernanke refused to answer a question about whether he would stay at the Fed, if President Obama offered him that opportunity.
"If you will indulge me just a little longer, I prefer not to talk about my plans at this point," Bernanke said. "I hope to have more information for you at some reasonably soon date, but today I want to focus on monetary policy. I'd prefer not to talk about my own plans."