Just by way of analysis, not meaning to be pro- or anti-Romney’s candidacy — but can anybody give me even a halfway convincing explanation for why the commentariat thinks that Mitt Romney is so much more electable than some of the other GOP candidates? (And no, polls don’t count: Polls aren’t actual analysis, and head-to-head polls for next fall mean absolutely nothing at this stage of a race other than a rough sense of name ID. If they did, Jimmy Carter would have beaten Ronald Reagan by 32 points.)
I bring this article to your attention because it analyzes each of the Republican candidates. If you’re too lazy for the click, here’s the upshot: Perry has never lost a race, but has grievously underperformed so far, and Santorum has won all but one election.