"Denying interest in being vice president is pro forma in politics," Jon Stewart said on last night's Daily Show. But when we have all the bright and rising stars of the GOP (Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio) joining the fading ones (Jeb Bush, Condoleezza Rice) in forcefully denying their interest in joining the 2012 GOP ticket, it leads one to wonder how poorly that bodes for the Romney campaign. Or at least how the GOP establishment feels about Mitt.