Mitt Romney was not just a nice guy but was also incredibly competent, bullet proof with regard to scandals, no bimbo eruptions as with Herman Cain, no befuddled blathering like Rick Perry, no nuttery like Michele Bachmann....vaccines anyone? Newt Gingrich with more baggage than United Airlines? Rick Santorum with his union loving ways and his poisonous comments on contraception? Who should we have nominated barring bringing Reagan back to life.
The infighting and long campaign allowed the candidates to engage in a circular firing squad. Meanwhile Obama knew Romney was the inevitable candidate and started attacking him before the Convention. We had no chance to respond while Obama made Romney look like Simon Legree.