While Rick Perry took lots of flak for his Brain Freeze, Romney stayed in the background and let Perry flail around like a fish out of water.
Yes, Perry still has big money. And yes, Perry has a sense of humor as evidenced by his appearance on David Letterman’s “The Late Show” – but Romney definitely has the edge at this time.
Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich meanwhile continued their unconventional campaigns, as both men stumped for votes in Michigan, a state which has a non-binding preference primary in late February, but doesn’t actually choose delegates until May.
The eight major GOP hopefuls will all be down in South Carolina for a debate Saturday night; there is another debate in Iowa a week after the South Carolina gathering – a debate that Mitt Romney has suggested he might skip.
One odd point about Romney and the GOP is that when all voters are included in recent polls, Romney does the best of any Republican candidate against President Obama.
But when you limit the surveys to just GOP voters, then Herman Cain leads Romney.
Will it be Cain, Gingrich or Perry as the main challenger to Romney?