From Charles Krauthammer yesterday (via the Corner):
Romney really is the frontrunner. He has done himself well. He is a grown-up. He knows economics. He’s trusted on that.
There is also a tradition among Republicans of nominating the next in line, as we did with George Bush, Sr. in 1988, Dole in ’96, and McCain in ’08, sort of the last grown-up who was left over from the last campaign.
And I think that Romney has done well. Look, he is the guy who is as clean as clean can get. You are not going to wake up in the morning and discover he is crying in Argentina. This is a solid guy and he’s got a record.
That’s some relentless logic, right there.