says The Wall Street Journal for a new candidate to enter the Republican race, since the current three leaders (Romney, Bachmann, Perry) are lacking:
Republicans and independents are desperate to find a candidate who can appeal across the party’s disparate factions and offer a vision of how to constrain a runaway government and revive America’s once-great private economy. If the current field isn’t up to that, perhaps someone still off the field will step in and run. Now would be the time.
But wait, isn’t it too late? Isn’t that what we’ve been told, that only a dunce would wait until September to enter the race, because by then there would be no room?
The non-Romney Republican field has withered on the vine this summer, with only Rick Perry’s recent entrance making the race interesting. Michele Bachman’s rise is a mirage; busing a couple hundred more people to the Iowa straw poll than Ron Paul does not make one a contender.
It’s Romney v. Perry. For now.