Whatever the Republican Presidential elimination TV marathon was, it has probably produced the next President of the United States.
Romney was the best going in, and as a world of viewers watched throughout the process, the rest of the (some of them very able) candidates dropped out, leaving the best candidate on top.
Over the next six months, the Obama campaign will do everything it can to distract voters from his record while the Romney campaign will do everything it can to focus voters on the Obama record.
All sides will make promises, but Obama has a record in office that will be disected and examined, not by most of the media who want him re-elected, but by a few journalists and others and in the end the public will decide.
Is Obama, based his record in office, the best we can do, or will voters choose Romney, because of for no other reason, he has to be able to to a better job.
I read this the other day somewhere: Obama will win if Americans decide to care more about what Romney does and has done with his own money than what Obama does and has done with our money.