But he is going to be the only alternative to Obama. The newest poll has him up by 16 over Gingrich. He is going to win in Florida. He is going to be the nominee. Maybe because I cut my early political teeth inside Republican party politics, but I always take a pragmatic approach. I suppose, unless I were to completely lose my sanity and decide to run for office, I will never have the chance to vote for a candidate with whom I totally agree. So I always vote for the one that is the closest to me. However, I first have a minimum threshold requirement that I must believe they are electable. If they do not pass that litmus test, then I will re-evaluate with the next closest candidate to my beliefs, and so on until I hit the one that will beat the guy I most disagree with. Romney is where my calculus ends up. My solace is that, as with most politicians, if he believes he is only serving because a bunch of people to the right of him decided to hold their nose and vote for him, he will likely try to appease that constituency to stay in office. Either way, that will be your choice: Romney or four more years of hopeandchange.