I don't blame Romney, either. Ultimately, I agree with Ann that Obama was simply very tough to beat. Not only did Sandy come at the perfect time for him, but he simply had a very supportive media and the program this go round was set up for him.
I do agree Akin and Mourdock said really dumb things in dumb ways, but I am not sure the door should be closed on the topic. Conservatives (the GOP is different) should continue to stand up for what matters to them and not cave for political expediency. Caving for political expediency is a big part of our problem today.