Herman Cain was strong at one point of time. Santorum deliberately contributed to the lack of unity.
Even if I accept Cain as a ‘strong candidate’ that still leaves the lack of unity in opposition to Romney.
And everyone who remained in the field contributed to this lack.
Heck, FReepers were far from united on any alternative to Romney.
I think it was Thomas Sowell who, very early in the race, that unless the others drop out and unite their support behind one NotRomney candidate, Romney will win.
Nothing changed and that’s what happened. There weren’t any surprises.
...for the sole purpose of helping Romney win the nomination.
What kind of people who claim to be conservatives would actually follow this man and believe him (or claim to believe him) after having compared Romney to Ronald Reagan and called Romney "a real conservative in 2008?
1) Either you are stupid and do not look into the history of a candidate before throwing your support behind them.
2) You're a Romney supporter and post articles in a political forum where liberals and RINOs are not tolerated so you go underground and pretend to be a Santorum supporter knowing that Santorum will give us Romney in the end.