Remember "anybody but Romney"? The base knew. My liberal friends and the republican base both said the same things about Romney. Basically, a big business, crony capitalist wolf in small government, free market clothing. Romney is a great guy and would have been a much safer choice than Obama. But he had a record must a few slivers to the right of Obama on economics. Obama effectively hid his failures behind the obstructionist Republicans in the congress. The morals of the country matter little to the democrats when power is their object. Unfortunately a growing part of the Republican party want to play that game. Its going to be tough on that front. Finally, was money a problem or not. Bialosky clearly says it was both.