Newt Gingrich accuses Mitt Romney of wanting to "buy the election," Ron Paul supporters still embrace the fantasy that a 76-year-old sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic racist could be elected president, the undecided vote in Iowa remains undecided at the 11th hour, and the dirtiest headline of 2011 (and leading challenger for 2012) remains "Santorum surges from behind in Iowa." Sorta makes you laugh while at the same time making you feel unclean, doesn't it?
The clown car containing the 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls rolls on, and the view from this keyboard is that not one of them has a snowball's chance in hell of beating President Obama in the fall. Even though the mantra of the day is "electability," who among this crew honestly has a chance? Newt is hated in his own party, and seems to really be on an extended book tour, not a presidential campaign. Bachmann?--please! Too crazy. Perry? Too stupid. Huntsman? Too sane. No, at the end of the day, it's going to be the guy who's been running for President for the last five years: Mitt Romney. Romney, who will lose votes to a third-party challenge from Ron Paul, and be soundly defeated by Barack Obama.
There! I said it, on record. Believe it.