I am in no way hoping that McCain fails so that Romney could have a clear shot at 2012, and there is one big reason for that: OBAMA. I would rather that Romney was never heard of again than to face an Obama presidency. He is so far to the left of anything we have ever seen, the Clintons included.
BUT, I am anxious and excited for a second run by Governor Romney, whether it be 2012 or 2016.
Here are some articles about the subject:
Romney Eager To Run Again, Advisers Say
Romney readies for White House run if McCain fails
Note that the second article is written by Glen Johnson who had a run-in with the Governor during the primary campaign. I’m not able to find a link on that in my short time.
Also of note:
Romney backers throw support to Palin
Lastly, I’ve got some final comments of the Palin poll in the left side bar. The purpose of the poll was to gauge how Romney supporters felt about the Palin selection but after reviewing my site’s traffic sources I’ve had a huge influx of new visitors who googled “Palin poll”. In fact they make a far majority of people who have voted and there is no reason to believe that they represent the Romney crowd. I’m inclined to believe that many of them are possibly liberals who are attempting to make the VP pick look as bad as possible.