Mitt Romney, though a decent person, ran a handicapped campaign. He did not rally the TEA party, which is where the Conservative energy is. Also, I really like Paul Ryan, but as a running mate, he could not deliver a vote that Romney would not have gotten on his own. Romney needed a Condi Rice, Hermain Cain, Marc Rubio or even Sarah Palin. It was naive (to the point of hubris) to think that America would vote for two econ majors - even if that is what America needed.
If we are going to cede every cultural battle to the Liberals, we better get used to losing.