If we look at the special interests supporting Obama it didn't matter if Romney was conservative, moderate, or a man from mars. The GOP missunderstood the issues, and focused on building the wrong coalition. Akin and Mordouch are simply a sideline of main-stream religious people who said some dumb things and were crucified for it in the media. What GOP candidates need to do is not change their convictions or beliefs, but change how they communicate to the general public. Obama understood how to communicate to his base, and more importantly how to go to their homes and drag them all out to vote. The majority opinion still favors the GOP but they just didn't vote. This wasn't a failure of the GOP but of the GOP voter not vote.