Napoleon is supposed to have said that the quality he most valued in his generals was luck. In the current race for the Republican presidential nomination, Napoleon's favorite would clearly be Mitt Romney.
Elections are contests held during a moment in time between candidates who have records stretching back, often far back, into the past. So there is always a tension between the man (or woman) who is running and the moment.
In an almost miraculous twist to the Republican presidential contest, Mitt Romney is converting Christian conservatives to his side in Florida. It's an eye-popping development since many on the religious right consider Romney neither Christian nor particularly conservative.