Despite Herman Cain's circle the wagon efforts by the Right Wing Media and Newt Gingrich's upgrade in the polls, Romney has emerged as a "man of steadiness and constancy" - attributes his rivals campaigns can only envy.
Here is a sampling of the emerging story line:
#1: San Fransisco Chronical: Analysis: Romney stronger than ever in GOP race
"With eight weeks left before Republicans start voting for a presidential nominee, things could hardly be going better for Mitt Romney.
The former Massachusetts governor entered November with two chief rivals trying to prove he's not the front-runner. After 11 days of sex harassment allegations against one and a disastrous debate moment by the other, both challengers appear in trouble.
Plenty of things can still go wrong for Romney, and he has yet to prove he can attract more than one-fourth of GOP voters. But his path to the nomination, which would pit him against President Barack Obama next year, has never looked clearer."
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/11/10/national/w000608S11.DTL#ixzz1dJRrW01Q
#2: New York Times: Does Perry’s Meltdown Finally Clear Path for Romney?
"Rick Perry’s remarkable meltdown in front of millions of people on national television Wednesday night adds to the growing sense of inevitability for Mitt Romney — if only because he may end up as the last one standing."
#3: Business Insider: Here's The Moment That Clinched Mitt Romney The GOP Nomination (And Maybe The Presidency)
"Romney's strong (dare we say nearly passionate) response to John Harwood's question about his notorious 'flip-flopping' -- his biggest weakness and something the Obama administration has been hammering on lately -- will likely be repeated in the coming months and become a cornerstone of Romney's campaign should he get the nomination. And it's going to be a tough one for Obama to refute.
'I think people know me prettywell. Particularly in this state, state of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, this close by. Utah, where I served in the Olympics. People understand I'm a man of steadiness and constancy. I don't think you are going the find somebody who has more of those attributes than do I. I have been married to the same woman for 25 -- excuse me. I will get in trouble. For 42 years. I have been in the same church my entire life. I worked at one company for 25 years and I left that to go off andhelp save the Olympic games. I think it is outrageous the Obama campaign continues to push this idea when you have in the Obama administration the mostpolitical presidency we have seen in modern history. They decide when to pull out of Afghanistan based on politics. If i'm president of the United States I will be true to my family, faith and our country and I will never apologize forthe United States of America.'"
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-constancy-marriage-debate-2011-11#ixzz1dJQgJtOH