Every one of these candidates is in the hands of so-called "D.C. consultants" who live in a dream world. Most of these consultants have worked and billed every possible candidate, corporation or "other political entity" to death over the years. They are endlessly on flights, in meetings, at dinners ... all of which keep them totally out of touch with real America. Consequently, they come up with stupid ideas, and their equally sheltered candidates embrace the same crazy concepts.
Romney totally trashed Gingrich in Iowa via his "Super PAC." Are his people so stupid as to not think that most people understand that, while he does not control the PAC, he could have easily killed its efforts with one comment? He thinks we are stupid.
Gingrich acts like he had no control over the Gingrich Super PAC Bain Capital ads against Romney. Give me an equally fake-Romney break. Just like Romney, he could have signaled to kill the ads. As it turned out, Gingrich's greatest decline in the South Carolina polls was a result of those stupid ads.
As for Santorum and Perry ... why did they not give up and support Gingrich as the "conservative alternative?" They split the vote and will likely kill off a Romney alternative. I'll tell you why: They love the spotlight too much.
Then there is Ron Paul. So many times I start to agree with him -- until he says something so insane that it takes all credibility away. His supporters are not crazy, as the media portray them ... but he might be.
God help the Republican Party. The Washington crowd has destroyed it, and President Obama, who has a rotten approval rating and would otherwise be a guarantee to be defeated, is smiling as a result of the insider influence of these ignorant and out-of-touch Washington GOP hacks. Hey, at least I know I'm not smart -- these guys all think they really are the Lord's gift to the world ... what a mess.