With Romney’s win in Michigan and Arizona, some of the chattering class chatter has shifted from the belief that the Republicans will pick someone other than those who are currently running. The current crop of darlings is Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels and Jeb Bush.
Each of these prospects has said and emphatic “no” to them getting into the race. It may be that they know it’s a suicide mission, with no hope of building an organization and cash in time for November. It could be that they’re biding their time for 2016. It could be personal reasons, or doubt for their qualifications.
Regardless, they all have a serious Achilles heel that would make them as vulnerable as the current crop in the general election. And perhaps they all realize that. But that doesn’t stop the chattering class from chattering.