Bloggers: Romney is most likely Repub.nominee in 2012, and would be the strongest candidate

This week’s National Journal poll of asked right-leaning bloggers to list the 5 most-likely Republican presidential nominees in 2012. Left-leaning bloggers were asked to name which Republican would be the strongest candidate. Mitt Romney won both races handily. I voted for Romney as most likely, but don’t think he would be the most likely candidate to win the general election: “The Republican lower tiers (e.g., Thune) might be much stronger in a general election than would be the better-known possibilities (e.g., Romney, Palin, Huckabee, Gingrich).”