As someone who doesn't like Obama, it pains me to say it. But it's the truth. Neither Romney nor Santorum can beat him. Romney will feed into Obama's very argument about the rich. Obama will just say that Romney wants to lower his own taxes while hurting everyone else. Obama vs. Romney would play itself out like Robin Hood vs. Prince John. That would be the ONLY issue as they agree on most everything else. Romney MIGHT be able to pull it off, but it would be extremely close. It just depends on his ability to control the dialog but I don't see that as his strong point. That's actually Obama's strongest ability. Santorum... If he gets the nomination Obama's win would be bigger than 2008. Santorum is a religious zealot. They agree on most everything else, honestly, and the religious thing is the only difference. Santorum would be like getting Pope Obama. His stances on things like women's rights and so forth would unite the left. His hardcore positions would also alienate the middle which is very secular. Elections can't be won without moderates. Santorum doesn't appeal to moderates at all. I don't want to turn this into a Ron Paul thread because he's honestly not going to get the nomination... but I feel that he's the only one who could beat Obama. The right would vote for him, that's a given. He would appeal to many moderates with varying views, and he would appeal to many on the left who are sick of the wars, tired of Obama's taxing the people to subsidize the big banks/big business. This by itself would make up for the neo-cons who would sit out of the election. Just my opinion. Take it as you will.