TODAY'S ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY BY THOMAS BEAUMONT: Intensity question for Romney stirs doubt for fall
MY BLOG ENTRY OF NOVEMBER 18, 2011: Why Mitt Can't Win
I'm not sure what the Republicans can do at this point. For reasons that will forever be a mystery, genuinely viable, electable Republicans never entered the primaries this year, leaving the field to Romney and the seven dwarfs. Newt Gingrich? Herman Cain? Michele Bachmann? You'd think somebody would have looked at this field and the weakened Barack Obama and literally JUMPED into the race. Alas, no.
I like the current front runner, former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania as a person, though I disagree with many of his positions. I think he is a genuinely good man and it might actually be nice to have a good man as President. But his far right wing social conservative positions make him unelectable.
So we're left with the consoling fact: President Obama's on-the-job training has been painful, but he is getting the hang of this President thing.