the "brilliance" of the Obama campaign is the fact that 90% of the media cover for them 24/7, and bludgeon any opposition. It took the media 8 years to destroy Bush, and a year to destroy Romney and constant attention to prop up their candidate and his house of cards. The "Flaws" of Romney's campaign is that he spent a billion dollars, BUT it was only a drop in the bucket to the in-kind billions the media coverage gave Obama. Plus, 4 years of pandering and money spent on trinkets, the Romney millions can't compete with the Obama war chest, which is the entire US Treasury. Republicans are appalled by increases in food stamp users, or by Obama phones, or other blatant pandering, but Democrats see those things as a winning campaign strategy.