Torie and the rest of Mitt's cheerleaders don't understand that the problem isn't only the fact that there is stiff resistance among conservatives but mainly the fact that he is unable to put away such weak challengers.
Like Josh Marshall said watching Romney trying to beat Santorum and Gingrich is like watching a fisherman struggling to land an one pound fish or a bully trying (and failing) to steal candy from a baby.
Actually, this demographic divide in the party does not surprise me at all, and I am for one am not bothered in the slightest that it is taking time for this demographic model to play out, nor am I particularly worried that this lengthy exercise will have much impact on the general election. We will just have to wait until after say the first debate in the General election and what the polls say then, to assess whether the Mittbots' current serenity just reflects an inability to perceive reality, or whether all this rather anxious chatter from you guys was well ... just noise. In the meantime all of this back and forth speculating about the future is at once redundant and futile, because none of us are going to agree. As Sam Spade would say - patience!
Romney will lose absent some sort of a crisis, or maybe if gas prices rise another dollar or two before the election. It's humorous that you cannot see how horrible of a candidate Mittens is. And I just hope the country isn't stupid enough to vote for a Republican right now. If they do, we get a war in Iran! Woot, woot! Oh and tax cuts for all and a default soon after that. Life is beautiful, isn't it?