The painful truth:
The threat of President Obama and his determination to create an entitlement state, combined with the dismal economy, have voters eager for a bold conservative leader.
The Romney luck was that no such obvious reformer got into the race.
Newt is bold. But all over the place when it comes to policy and ideology.
Rick Perry looked to be bold. But we had to throw him back in the lake and wait for him to grow up.
Then there was Herman Cain.
At a time in America's history, when our country so desperately needs radical reform, we're going to end up having to choose between Mr. Hopeless & Changeless and ... Mitt Romney.
What's the price of gold this morning?