The right can be successfully portrayed as evil because "moderate" Republicans like Romney let them. Note how Romney had no problem attacking Bachmann and Santorum in a scorched-earth stop at nothing manner but refuses to attack Obama on Fast & Furious, Rezco, the crony capitalism (a.k.a. bribery) of Solyndra and similar corporations, etc., etc. Could we stop all this crazy gun control talk if Romeny started asking questions about the violence in Chicago? If he asked why if gun control is the answer why were there two massacres in Canada and Norway?