Via Robert Stacy McCain, the great "What If":
Just ask yourselves, Perrybots, what might have been possible if some other candidate — any other candidate, perhaps one who could remember how to count to three – had an extra $20 million to spend here in Florida. But no, you spent months telling the rest of us that Rick Perry was The Only Conservative Who Could Beat Romney, an argument you didn’t hesitate to repeat as late as December, long after it was apparent that he wasn’t ready for prime time. And you still refuse to admit that you were misled, and helped mislead others, into jumping aboard that hopeless Bandwagon to Loserville. And who warned you, huh?“What I fear will happen is that Perry will spend several months sucking up media oxygen and burning through GOP donor cash, only to collapse early next year. This will have the effect of suffocating other conservative candidates, and thereby lead to … Romney 2012.”
Mitt Romney is Obama-lite. And in turn Perry, and now Santorum are enabling Romney 2012.
But...this is not over. Florida is one state of many. Romney winning Georgia or Texas, much bigger prizes is harder to see. The press want's to coronate Romney now, both the liberal Mainstream Media, and the establishment Republicans. Only 6% of the delegates have been allocated after Florida is done. This is not over.
Gingrich may not be a perfect candidate, but he is clearly more conservative than Mitt Romney by far, despite the occasional brain cramps. He is a better debater and he can connect with voters in a way Romney has failed to do.