The Iowa Straw Poll forced Tim Pawlenty to abandon his campaign for President on Sunday. That may also suggest Mitt Romney's time as the GOP frontrunner is quickly coming to an end.
The International Business Times says that Romney, who is winning right now in fundraising, is missing "that zesty thing" which generates interest in the GOP field.
In the era of the Tea Party and a resurgence of the evangelical voice, Romney is a bit too nondescript for this presidential race, where passion seems to drive success from the grass roots up -- as it did in the mid-term elections, as it did for Democratic President Barack Obama.
Pawlenty had the look and the experience and he said many of the right things. It's just that nobody seemed to care.
And that's why his withdrawal from the GOP race might as well be speaking for Romney at the same time. Romney has only been in the GOP lead because it's early.