9. The Primary Candidates Were Not Serious
When you look at a list of the Republican presidential contenders it reads like a who's-who of crazy conservatives. Michele Bachmann - thinks God told her husband that she should raise taxes. Rick Santorum - wants to abolish the separation between church and state. Herman Cain - plans to erect an electrified fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Rick Perry - thinks Social Security is unconstitutional. With these leading intellectual lights as his competition, how could Romney do anything but win?