...Mitt Romney more closely. I say: don't bother. This guy reminds me of John Connally or Phil Gramm (who?)--sure thing front-runners for the Republican nomination who never got anywhere.
I don't care what anybody says; the "department store mannequin" (as Bill Maher calls him) is a non-starter. Romney ran in 2008 with all the money in the world and an open field and couldn't get to first base. You see, Mitt Romney has one glaring problem as a candidate: he can't get people to vote for him. Write him off.
Keep your eye on Newt Gingrich instead.