B.S. Romney lost the election because he disenfranchised the liberty minded base of the party, such as the Ron Paul revolution who drew huge support everywhere. the GOP at the convention then proceeded to script rule changes to silence the voice of liberty in the party, just like the democrats did during their convention. You are right in that it is not just the economy, its the police state stupid. If you wont represent me then the libertarians will. win or lose my vote will always be for liberty. GIVE ME LIBERTY OR well you know!!!!!!!!!!!!