Steve M. thinks that, for all Roger Ailes’ supposed wisdom, Fox can’t settle down with Romney because they love the bad boys too much:
Fox and the party don’t want to cosset Romney because they still romanticize Republicans who are mad, bad, and dangerous to know. They claim they didn’t want this outcome, but as it was unfolding, it was too exciting to resist. It was too in tune with their deepest desires.
Republicans have a remarkable power to rationalize: a new Rasmussen poll shows that 49% of Republicans think that Gingrich would be the strongest general election nominee, while only 24% think Romney would be be the strongest. To put this in MoDo terms, Republicans haven’t just fallen for the tattooed motorcycle-driving smooth criminal, they’ve convinced themselves that he’ll be a better provider than that stable, mild-mannered accountant.