SirPublius Wrote: 16 minutes ago (1:21 PM) "....it didn't happen. Romney received LESS votes than Mccain did, which tells me that the only people who came out for Romney was the base, and that there was in fact no coalition of independents."
Wrong. The base was unimpressed with Romney and didn't turn out as they would've for an actual conservative. Romney lost this thing by appealing to narrow concerns about the "economy" when Obama was weak in every area.