As of late, there has been much talk about the divisive effects of Republican negative ad campaigns. Unlike the 2008 elections, when both Democrats and Republican candidates jockeyed for their party's respective nomination, in 2012, Democrats have the luxury of an incumbent. So, while the remaining Republican candidates duke it out from Iowa to New Hampshire to South Carolina, Americans cannot help but be become disenchanted with the lack of unity in the Republican Party. But this is nothing new, considering the emergence of the Tea Party over the past few years that has created factions within the party. If Republicans want to be a force in November, they must find a way to break this trend and find a unifying figure. In my opinion, as well as many other Americans, Mitt Romney can be that person.
Today, Huntsman formally announced his withdrawal from the race while endorsing Romney. Based on his speech, it seems like Huntsman is ahead of the Republican curve, encouraging Republicans "to unite around the candidate best equipped to defeat Barack Obama." Most of us know how this will end; Romney, the most moderate of the group, will prevail, and America will have a race. So, let's cut to the chase: Obama or Romney in 2012... Who do you have?