It’s a good work ;) All of it. And much needed. I hope someone in Romney’s camp is listening and takes it all to heart.
All things aside though, I think 2 is the biggie solely because without it, all the rest will be hosed.
And then tell Mitt I'm for hire. :) I knocked this out in about 4 hours of total concept-to-finished-product time. Imagine what I could do with 40 - 60 hours a week!
(Although I would truly miss computer development... I'm a tech at heart... but maybe a time for a few year break from that?)
Anyways, with the exception of #1, you are correct: All the others depend on #2.