As Santo emerges a religious fundamentalist, and Romney keeps talking about “couple of cadillacs” and serves no other plan than more to the 0.1% – many look past 2012 already.
From John Heilemann:
If either Romney or Santorum gains the nomination and then falls before Obama, flubbing an election that just months ago seemed eminently winnable, it will unleash a GOP apocalypse on November 7 — followed by an epic struggle between the regulars and red-hots to refashion the party. And make no mistake: A loss is what the GOP’s political class now expects.
And the menace in conservative politics is very plain – too deep corruption and captivity to a couple of donors. It doesn’t have to be that way.