"We should first convince conservatives to actually cast a vote against leftists."
Easier said the done when BOTH the candidates are LEFTISTS....one, a far left radical socialist, the other, a left of center RINO from Moss-ah-chew-setts.. This was another RINO establishment guy running as the token 'also ran' against the guy on the far left. Romney joins the ranks of McCain, both Bushes, and Dole as Liberal Republicans that did not represent a significant conservative choice in opposition to the Left. No energized base= NO VICTORY