It has been clear for some time that Gov. Romney is the Republican candidate most hated by the other Republican candidates. But now isn’t he also in a unique position as a target of every other candidate?
Giuliani treats Romney as his biggest rival, and wants Huckabee to take him down in Iowa. McCain wants him taken down, too, so that he has a better shot at New Hampshire. Huckabee and Thompson need him gone so that one of them can become the conservative alternative to Giuliani.
Nobody else has as big a target on his back as Romney does.