Romney has no chance, and never did.
At a certain point, the Perry/Bachmann/Palin/Cain/Tea Pary/Conservative crowd will all coalesce around whoever emerges from that group. If Perry runs my guess is it will likely be him. I’m a huge Palin fan but even I’ll recognize there simply may be too much water under the bridge with her by this point.
One of Perry/Bachmann/Palin will win IA. Then most likely that same person but definitely also one of those three will win SC and that will be it for Romney.
If I were running I’d try and get all the candidates to simply abandon NH to Romney and not even bother campaigning there. If they did that, his huge leads in NH would instantly become meaningless, people would stop polling NH, and the media would stop covering it. It wouldn’t matter. It’d be like IA with he dems in 1992. No one covered it because everyone conceded it to Harkin.
Romney has no shot in IA or SC so if everyone concedes NH to him and just focuses on those two states, his campaign is sevrely damaged.
Romney is the favorite amongst the Liberals, oops I mean the progressives. He’s almost as liberal as Obama, well he was yesterday but that of course could change today, that is if we ever hear from him again. He’s been very busy flying under the radar. Anyone other than Obama or Romney
I don’t think Romney will be nominee either,
Don’t fall for a couple of cherry-picked polls. Palin has the higher recognition and favorables and is way ahead of Perry in a number of polls.
My first choice would be Cain/Bachmann/Palin in that order. If none of them seem capable of defeating Mittens, I’ll go with Ron Paul, Rick Perry, or anyone short of Adolf Hitler to keep that guy out. He’s Obama lite, more dangerous because it would be more gradual and give Tea Party-type opposition less to coalesce around.