I guess if I had a preference it would have been for ex Governor Mike Huckerbee, one of the 2008 contenders, but clearly he was not interested in a second shot.
Right now Romney's campaign is in tatters caused by some inept campaigning highlighted by 'foot in mouth' disease. Yesterday Romney's Campaign Chair resigned. You can read the details here. That, coupled with a poll shift indicating a strengthening of Obama support including for the first time the chance that the Democrats may retain control of the Senate, is all bad news for the Republican Party.
And not good news for the world economy either. With the US deficit out of control and with the Federal Reserve adopting Social Credit's solution of printing more money things ain't looking like improving any time soon.