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Get Ready for the Shotgun Wedding

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But step back for a second? Who's left beside Romney? And national polls make it really clear -- at least for now -- that Romney is far and away the most potent challenger to President Obama. And now -- with Christie out -- big funders and party types are moving the Romney. In Florida, a group of Pawlenty supporters are poised to sign on with Mitt. And Ken Langone, chief booster and cheerleader for the Christie non-campaign, is getting on board too.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying the race is over. I don't really figure it is. But the centripetal force pushing people into Romney's arms is going to be overwhelming.

It's time for the shotgun wedding.

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