A race between them would be interesting, if only because a majority of self-described independents say they would never vote for either of them. Meanwhile, Obama is doing the best in avoiding the "no, never" reaction. And party registration is moving steadily in the Democratic directon. All this, of course, is depressing. Romney deserves to be given a chance. Obama is my "no, never" guy. And right now it would be reasonable to say that Republican partisanship will not be the key to victory in 2008.