Maybe solid Republican minds are sitting around over coffee and talking honestly about what happened. But there is no evidence of that in what we read on line. None. WHen a cadre of your top thinkers tell you to do X, and you lose, you have to be skeptical. When they tell to do X again, and you lose again, you need to seriously question the situation. When they tell you to do X a third time and you do it, and lose, then you need to look for a new cadre of thinkers. DOnt' ask guys like this what went wrong. If they knew it wouldnt' have happened! If you want to know why you lost, then you need to ask your oppononents how they beat you.