The only thing keeping Romney from having a lock on the race is the fact he is universally loathed by Republicans. Even with the race filled with buffoons and idiots Romney still can't pull above 25% of likely voters. Imagine how demoralizing it must be for Romney (assuming he is capable of feeling anything like human emotions) to realize that a majority of voters would prefer any random blue-nosed hyena to him.
Rick Perry (8 to 1)
|A random blue-nosed hyena.|
Herman Cain (11 to 1)
|As CEO, Cain used the same high-tech resources to create the Godfather Pizza business plan as he did developing his tax plan.|
Michele Bachmann (76 to 1)
Republicans have a history of nominating candidates they despise, Mitt will likely just be another in that long line. However, there is still time. All it takes to shoot into the lead in polls is the willingness to declare, the ability to hate unreservedly, and to appear semi-lucid for at least 30 consecutive seconds.