I have a neighbor to whom I'm eternally grateful. As long as she lives there, I'll never have the worst lawn on the black. Same deal here:
But Romney does owe Gingrich, and Santorum, for one major favor they did for him. By behaving childishly and running totally amateurish campaigns, they made Romney look good. Next to Santorum's inability to stay on message, Romney's gaffes looked minor. Next to Gingrich's petulant posturing, Romney looked like a grown-up. Next to both men's improvised, bare-bones efforts, Romney's flawed operation looked like the Cadillac of political campaigns.
Your best quality is that you make somebody else look good by comparison? Ouch. Let's listen to a little Warren Zevon.