While Maggie Haberman is telling Mitt how to make things better, her colleague at Politic0, Alexander Burns, is emphasizing that things could be much worse for the following reasons*:
1. The A-list opponents never showed up.
2. Rick Perry never mastered nouns, verbs and other fundamentals.
3. That split decision in Iowa.
4. Newt fails to take a hint.
5. Santorum and Gingrich flunk ballot access.
6. Nobody else bothers to do research.
* “For Romney, it could be worse”