Forget all 7 of your numbered points. The GOP needed to just one thing that the last 2 GOP presidential campaigns refused to do ... they thought their attacks were tough and pointed like knives, while their opponents used guns. Chicago style. Obama waged attacks of personal destruction against Romney, who never once attacked Obama in like manner. Really? They let Obama accuse Romney of causing women to die of cancer, tax evasion, and felony fraud, but never thought to respond in kind (for instance Rezko bribery purchasing the Obama residence adjoining lot).