The mainstream media, analysts, pundits, and now, Speaker Boehner, all appear to have a deep-seated fixation about whether or not certain GOP candidates can defeat President Obama in 2012. Rather than complicate the situation, the answer to the question is quite simple, and requires very little analysis.
The key question: Can the GOP field a presidential candidate who can defeat President Obama in Florida? The Sunshine State is essentially a microcosm of the 2012 battleground states (independents, Hispanics and seniors). If Obama wins Florida, he will win reelection. If the GOP wins Florida, there will be a new resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue come 2013.