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Is the GOP now Romney's party?

ronmneydetroitCalling former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the "single most influential person" within the GOP at the moment, because "he is still the Republican that is the closest the party has to the complete package," Washington Post blogger Chris Cillizza filled out the party's top 10 this way: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele, Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.