I'm back from a week long vacation, and I see that not too much has changed. Although I think that the bloom is going off the Rick Perry rose. Even conservative editorialist Peggy Noonan is criticizing Perry as being too extreme, incendiary, and un-nuanced. He seems to play to the far right, and does so in a way that alienates pretty much everybody else.
As she pointed out, Obama can't win re-election, but the Republicans can lose it. At this late date, only Romney or Huntsman have any chance of becoming Republican presidents, it seems to me. The rest would make a fairly unpopular, and pretty much failed president, look pretty good in comparison.