Is anyone really all that surprised that the non-Romney unelectable contenders for the Republican nomination, in what appeared to be an alliance, chose not to bloody their obvious nominee on Saturday night? The tactic is absolutely transparent and a simple case of Republicans falling in line, albeit significantly earlier in the process than is usual. Some may call this wild conspiratorial speculation. You might, as I, however, consider it naive to think that such a collection of exceedingly savvy politicians, all of whom being in possession the singular goal of defeating Barack Obama, would fail to see the "fall in line early" advantage. Let's just take a look, shall we. Ron Paul has no more chance of becoming President than do I, 0%. Huntsman, well it's way too late for anyone to be saying “who?" Rick Perry, maybe some deranged "higher power" talked him into staying in the race, but please! Newt, yeah he likes to run. It's a great way to generate income, but just like Sarah P, actually having to govern is way too much work for what those poor folks are gettin' paid. If they handed it to him on a silver platter he'd bite, but he never really wanted it. Rick "I got run out of Pennsylvania on a rail" Santorum, might bring Mittens a significant number of Evangelical votes as VP candidate ( a thought no doubt looming in his mind, hence no heavy blows), but, actually winning a Presidential election on his own merit...really? The writing has been on the wall in bold red letters for some time now and your barkin' down the wrong tree if you’re trying convince me that there's some reason of ... I dunno... honor... dignity... morality, etc. by which any of that pack might turn down a well proffered negotiation. The only surprise here is that, all the panelists on the show today seemed bewildered at the lack of heavy artillery aimed at the front runner.