Barone's article proves the point that the election campaign for Republicans must be made into a referendum on Obama. If they are successful with that message they will win with ease.
Obama's minions will start slamming Mitt hard real soon. Also, the Mormon religion will be portrayed as the followers of Lucifer's spawn by the so called "main stream media". I have felt from the beginning that the Democrats all think Mitt will be the easiest to beat by slamming his religion. A large percentage of southern evangelicals are very wary or even hostile to the Mormons. Sorry, that hostility was revealed by some Rick Perry supporters while he was a candidate.