Romney's loss had nothing to do with how conservative or un-conserative he was. He lost because, as Pat Buchanan details, the demographics of America are now more like the demographics of California (where Reagan won landslide victories when it was largely white and conservative). Romney was too white. The country is now brown in sufficient numbers to tip the balance. Majorities of them voted in selfish, racist fashion for what they perceive to be their own self interests and they will continue to do so.