Minority status for Republicans? No way. Just had a bad candidate.
Exit polls show that people thought Romney would just institute the policies of George Bush that got us into trouble in the first place (see Wall St. Journal poll.) He didn’t help himself by declaring class war on almost half of the U.S. population.
One bright spot. Think of all the money that Karl Rove, Sheldon Adelson, the Kook brothers, and the Super PACs wasted.