Pope Pious Baloney (or as his supporters call him, Mitt Romney) steamed into Exeter High School yesterday evening at the end of an uncharacteristically bad day. In the morning, his Republican rivals had finally gotten it together to go after him for the first time in umpteen debates. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich had called him out for his protestations that his had not been a politician’s career, arguing that his choosing not to run for re-election as governor of Massachusetts was not about his desire to return to the private sector but the result of atrocious polling. (Of course, Santorum and Gingrich were themselves both bounced from their elected positions.) Jon Huntsman, whose old-line moderate Republicanism makes him a threat to Romney from the left, also had his first good debate moments, attacking Romney’s disparagement of his serving as Barack Obama’s ambassador to China as the kind of partisanship that was dragging America down.