Obama is a strong enough candidate to win outright for the Democrats without the need of a ringer like Santorum, Palin or Gingrich on the Republican side. If you are worried that Romney will win the primary then I see the need to cheer for the less viable candidates. That appears to be Julie's hope. Is this the same for you? I understand the worry too, because of Obama's lofty promises back in 08. He has had 4 years and much of the electorate are upset over the stilted status quo. Now, I'm playing the devil's advocate here but Romney is a successful businessman, was the Governor of Massachusetts and is a moderate. If the economy continues to remain stagnant with only marginal improvement the fickle electorate might get a case of incumbent-itis. When George H. Bush lost the election in 1992 a third party candidate who was a businessman took 19% of the popular vote. The economy was in shambles in 92' and some thought it needed a business approach. Something to consider, no?