Watch for this...The Republicans will nominate someone not currently running
Jeb Bush is one strong possibility here.
See this posting from Crooks & Liars this morning.
Obama would be toast if Jeb Bush was the Republican Party nominee chosen at the convention. It's then a short sprint to election day 2012. And let's be clear: It will not matter if we liberal-lefties who are disenchanted with Obama all vote for Obama. The low information voter, the so-called independents, will put Jeb over the top.
For months, I've been saying to friends that Jeb is the likely candidate who could emerge from the shadows after a first ballot at the GOP convention does not produce a winner. He reunites the working class conservative cultural warriors and the Wall Street elite, and unites FoxNews with The Wall Street Journal and more than half the commentators on CNN and the major networks CBS, ABC and NBC.
This is why the primaries in the Republican Party are such a clown show. None appear able to secure enough votes to prevail in a first balloting at the Republican Party convention, and after that, the convention delegates are free to support someone else.