Taking the "would not" side, New York Times' Gail Collins responded to the question quickly and with precise detail. And at the March 1, 2011 event, she listed the exact same baggage that's slowing down Romney's yacht today as he tries to sail through South Carolina.
His consistent flip-flops, Collins mentioned, the same ones we see in the anti-Mitt commercials all over television at the moment. She even went over his infamous Seamus incident from way back in 1983.
But what's the primary reason Romney will never win? "He's just a naturally irritating guy," she said.
"I've never been anywhere where Mitt Romney has given a talk where there were more people who liked Mitt Romney at the end of the talk than at the beginning of the talk."
And what was the only thing Politico's Mike Allen could offer in his pro-Mitt analysis? Romney "looks like a president."