I'm curious about everyone's thoughts on this. Who in middle earth (in the timeframe of LoTR) would have the interior power sufficient to wield the One Ring? And by wield, I mean, if they were to have possession of it, they could successfully overthrow Sauron as "Lord of all" type of a thing.
In my thinking:
* for sure: Gandalf and Sauruman (and, theoretically, any of the other wizards in M.E.)
* possibly: Galadriel, the Balrog (maybe)
* stretch: Ungoliant/Shelob (more because it's unclear whether they would want to)
What do you all think?