It's beginning to look like the election will be between Obama and Romney. This was the result I was and am hoping for. While Romney poses the greatest threat to an Obama reelection, at least he's a moderate. If the Democrats retain control of the Senate or get control of the House they will be able to exert considerable control over his policies. In addition, he's unlikely to try to appoint far right SC justices, dramatically cut entitlements, or weaken anti-discrimination policies. Romney is very much a chameleon, who will adapt to a changing political environment as necessary. Romneycare has worked well in MA, and though he's not pro-gay marriage, he's not anti gay rights. He reminds me in many ways of Bush I, a man weak in principal who will do no more than pay lip service to the more radical elements in the Republican Party. And, if nothing else, he appears to be the most intelligent of the Republican candidates, able to think on his feet in debates and able to express himself intelligently. Of course, he's no shoo-in for president because he'll lose a lot of the enthusiasm of the Tea Party, may induce a libertarian like Ron Paul to run as a third party candidate, is Mormon (which bothers a lot of evangelicals), and has been inconsistent. But, overall, I think independents and moderates will give him a more serious look than they might give a Tea Party candidate.