10/27/2011 03:55 pm ET Updated Dec 27, 2011

House Republicans Disappointed With 2012 Race

As he arrived on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney tried to smooth over a controversy over union and healthcare regulations in Ohio. Rick Perry was busy explaining his comments about President Obama's birth certificate. Herman Cain was still making headlines for a bizarre campaign video.

House Republicans, meanwhile, are increasingly dismayed with the scattershot state of the GOP presidential contest, and its drift away from the theme that many believe is the key to electoral success in 2012: jobs.

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