Barring one more bizarre reversal of fortune this election cycle, Mitt Romney will be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party in 2012. The 2012 cycle should spawn a record setting number of books about a nominating contest. It has truly been one for the history books.

I never believed it would happen but my eyes and ears contradict my heart and brain. With the failure of an alternative candidate to sustain a surge beyond the vetting stage, Romney is the proverbial last guy standing.

While I would love for Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry to ignite in South Carolina and amaze us all, I don’t think it will happen. I urge all right thinking conservatives to begin to face the fact of a Romney – Obama contest this year, and I trust they will realize and fulfill their responsibility to do the right thing.

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