A few months ago, a reader wrote in asking for an assessment of Mitt Romney's energy policies, from an EarthTechling perspective. I thought it was too soon to go there. Why take the trouble of examining a guy who might lose the nomination to Herman Cain? Careful analysis, however, now reveals that Cain will not be nominee. Nor will Bachmann, Huntsman or Perry -- or any of the dead men walking: Paul, Santorum or even Gingrich.