Maybe things are looking up. An article in Salon says that Republican opinion leaders like Sean Hannity seem to realize their field of candidates for 2012 is pretty much set, and no ideal water-walker will emerge at the last second. In other words, it's time to get with the fucking program and make do with whatever's available. So Hannity is starting to sell the idea to the Fox News viewership that even though Mittenful isn't the perfect conservative standard-bearer, he's good enough.
There's one thing that's consistent about the behavior of Republicans: they're like sheep searching for someone to flock around, and conservative talking heads are like Australian shepherd dogs, heading off strays and keeping everything moving in the right direction. The nation needs its wingnuts to forget about Perrito, Bachmann, Palin and the other psychos and gather around Romney.