US politics feels like an never ending story of Presidential campaigning. No sooner has one election been won, the cycle immediately begins again.
Romney is the reluctant choice for many Republicans. It's like a 'marriage of convenience'. There's no great love for him from grassroots conservatives and Republicans but they accept he's their best chance of beating Obama.
Romney doesn't worry me too much. He comes across as fairly moderate conservative; one that struggles to connect with ordinary Americans. It's the Republican party behind him that's the real concern.
The party's been hijacked by radical right wingers and elements of the Tea Party, moderate conservatives voices have been purged. The result is a party that looks ridiculously extremist and out of touch to many foreign observers.
Why are they so extremist? I'll explain.
Reading the weekly column by US political commentator Andrew Sullivan in the Sunday Times, he described some of the following policies Republicans are advocating.
To quote John McEnroe from his 1980s tennis playing days: 'You can not be serious'
This party should be unelectable but as things stand Romney is running neck and neck with Obama for the November election. How is this possible?
Obama is still favourite, but there's still a real possibility of the Republicans winning the White House.
If you're not scared you should be.