I hope Republicans are paying attention to these debates and the things Romney is saying. Two biggies were when he said only those already well off should run for political office. Isn't it amazing that he is going back to the argument before the Constitution was written that the country should be run by the well off and many thought only landowners should be permitted to vote.
Then there was what he said to Hunstman about the wrongness of him being Ambassador to China under Obama. Hunstman came back with that was how the country is being divided into partisan camps. It's more than that. Romney is declaring you should put the good of your party before your country. Is he thinking at all about what that means?
Really this is who Republicans want for their president a man who changes his mind according to political convenience, who panders to get votes as he did when he favored Mississippi's Personhood bill before the people in that state had the good sense to reject it, who thinks only the well-off should run for office, and anybody who isn't would evidently cheat, and finally that it matters most what benefits your party-- not what is good for the country. Seriously, this guy??? I am totally amazed he has gotten to the top of the pile.
I really hope Republican voters get their act together and figure out that they need somebody else to jump into this contest. The only one currently who could possibly do a good job as president appears to be Huntsman and he doesn't have charisma, limited or no political savvy (seriously answer a question in Mandarin to appeal to the righties??), won't say nasty things about Democrats and Obama; and so forget him, even though his record is genuinely conservative (which means I wouldn't like him either but at least he doesn't come across as disgusting as Romney).